Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology: Abaeus-Dysponteus

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William Smith
Walton and Maberly, 1853 - Biography

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Page 388 - And we shall not be far wrong, if we determine its date as about the end of the fourth, or the beginning of the fifth century before Christ. 3. In the critical work on the Four Books, called ' Record of Remarks in the village of Yung1,' it is observed, ' The Analects, in my opinion, were made by the disciples, just like this record of remarks.
Page 223 - ... imperceptible to vulgar eyes, which constitutes grace, and establishes the superiority of one artist over another ; that the knowledge of the degrees of things or taste presupposes a perfect knowledge of the things themselves ; that colour, grace, and taste are ornaments, not substitutes, of form, expression, and character, and, when they usurp that title, degenerate into splendid faults. Such were the principles on which Apelles formed his Venus, or, rather, the personification of Female Grace,...
Page 174 - Paul; and, in every deed of mischief, he had a heart to resolve, a head to contrive, and a hand to execute.
Page 382 - Towards the end of the first or the beginning of the second century after Christ, these lands were incorporated in the Roman empire.
Page 272 - ЧЬ/щитщ) is a short tract addressed to Gelo, the eldest son of Hiero, in which Archimedes proves, that it is possible to assign a number greater than that of the grains of sand which would fill the sphere of the fixed stars. This singular investigation was suggested by an opinion which some persons had expressed, that the sands on the shores of Sicily were either...
Page 235 - The -acuteness of his taste led him to discover that as all men were connected by one general form, so they were separated each by some predominant power, which fixed character, and bound them to a class : that in proportion as this specific power partook of individual peculiarities, the farther it was removed from a share in that harmonious system which constitutes nature, and consists in a due balance of all its parts...
Page 326 - beginning of the seventeenth to the end of the eighteenth century the history of Aristotelian literature is a perfect blank.
Page 272 - EAtKGW), containing demonstrations of the principal properties of the curve, now known as the Spiral of Archimedes, which is generated by the uniform motion of a point along a straight line, revolving uniformly in one plane about one of its extremities. It appears from the introductory epistle to Dositheus that Archimedes had not been able to put these theorems in a satisfactory form without long-continued and repeated trials ; and that Conon, to whom he had sent them as problems along with various...
Page 137 - Several deep ravines have been worn by time and weather in its sides, particularly on that to the south; we followed one of these, as affording a better footing than the smooth grass, as we ascended to the summit. Here we found the remains of a foundation nearly eighteen feet square, on the north of which was a huge circular stone ten feet in diameter, with a flat bottom and a raised edge or lip, evidently placed there as an ornament on the apex of the tumulus.
Page x - English books, and has, hitherto, only partially and in a few instances, exercised any influence on our course of classical instruction. In these articles a full account of the Works, as well as of the Lives, of the Writers is given, and, likewise, a list of the best editions of the works, together with references to the principal modern works upon each subject» The lives of all Christian Writers, though usually omitted in similar publications, have likewise been inserted in the present Work, since...

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