A similar superstition was once prevalent, as I have heard, in ancient Greece and Rome
; not applying, however (as in India), to a diamond devoted to the service of a god, but to a semi-transparent stone of the inferior order of gems, supposed to be affected by the lunar influences--the moon, in this latter case also, giving the name by which the stone is still known to collectors in our own time.
I must have told the boys stories out of my Goldsmith's Greece and Rome
, or it would not have been known that I had read them, but I have no recollection now of doing so, while I distinctly remember rehearsing the allegories and fables of the 'Gesta Romanorum', a book which seems to have been in my hands about the same time or a little later.
Nor do I believe that all the imagination, fire, and judgment of Pitt, could have produced those orations that have made the senate of England, in these our times, a rival in eloquence to Greece and Rome
, if he had not been so well read in the writings of Demosthenes and Cicero, as to have transferred their whole spirit into his speeches, and, with their spirit, their knowledge too.
Greece and Rome
are more real in print than ever they were in marble.
A curious interpretation of the origin of these stories appears on the back outside cover where the collection is described as 'written by the people of Greece and Rome
HE Liverpool area has many buildings in the neo-classical style, inspired by the buildings of ancient Greece and Rome
The Woman and the Lyre: Women Writers in Classical Greece and Rome
One volume, for instance, describes a wide variety of African folklore and traditions, another focuses on Ancient Greece and Rome
, and a third examines similarities and differences between the many cultures native to North America.
This profusely illustrated encyclopedia for general readers and students in high school and up offers a total of 76 articles covering the most well-known deities of ancient Greece and Rome
. On every page there are color photos of temple sites, sculptures, and paintings, representing centuries of artistic interpretations of the gods and goddesses and their mythologies.
Vivante's thesis is that the earlier cultures represented here, Egypt and Mesopotamia, displayed a greater regard for women and for the female than was found in Greece and Rome
, whose societies show a higher degree of patriarchy.
Part of the 'Architecture in Context' series of five books by Tadgell describing and illustrating all the seminal architectural traditions to the second half of the 20th century, ANTIQUITY focuses on the origins and evolution of Classical traditions throughout early Egypt, Greece and Rome
and offers students of art history and world history alike a solid grounding in early style.
His most recent project, The Baroque Cycle, is set during the Enlightenment, but lately he's been training his gaze on classical Greece and Rome
, civilizations whose experiences with war, militarism, representative government, and empire are forever relevant, reason asked him to recommend three essential guides.