Lempriere's Classical Dictionary for Schools and Academies: Containing Every Name and All that is Either Important Or Useful in the Original Work

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Towar & Hogan, 1832 - 432

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Strona 14 - Proserpine is said to have restored him to life, on condition that he should spend six months with her, and the rest of the year with Venus. This implies the alternate return of summer and winter.
Strona 317 - Melpomene, one of the Muses, daughter of Jupiter and Mnemosyne. She presided over tragedy. Horace has addressed the finest of his odes to her, as to the patroness of lyric poetry.
Strona 373 - You gave the wrong answer,' said the sphinx. 'But that was what made everything possible,' said Oedipus. 'No.' she said. 'When I asked, what walks on four legs in the morning, two at noon, and three in the evening, you answered Man. You didn't say anything about Woman.' 'When you say Man,' said Oedipus, 'you include women too. Everyone knows that.
Strona 181 - Agamemnon ; but her father, ignorant of this preengagement, gave her hand to Pyrrhus, the son of Achilles, whose services he had experienced in the Trojan war. Pyrrhus, at his return from Troy, carried home Hermione, and married her.
Strona 56 - Apollo was the god of all the fine arts, of medicine, music, poetry, and eloquence, of all which he was deemed the inventor.
Strona 113 - Ceres was represented with a garland of ears of corn on her head, holding in one hand a lighted torch, and in the other a poppy, which was sacred to her.
Strona 140 - Daphne heard with horror the addresses of the god, and endeavoured to remove herself from his importunities by flight. Apollo pursued her ; and Daphne, fearful of being caught, entreated the assistance of the gods, who changed her into a laurel.
Strona 84 - Psilas, &c., which are mostly derived from the places where he received adoration, or from the ceremonies observed in his festivals. As he was the god of vintage, of wine, and of drinkers, he is generally represented crowned with vine and ivy leaves, with a thyrsus in his hand. His figure is that of an effeminate young man, to denote the joys which commonly prevail at feasts...
Strona 196 - Juno, the god struck him with his thunderbolt, and ordered Mercury to tie him to a wheel in hell which continually whirls round. The wheel was perpetually in motion, therefore the punishment of Ixion was eternal.
Strona 418 - The employment of the vestals was to take care that the sacred fire of Vesta was not extinguished, for if it ever happened, it was deemed the prognostic of great calamities to the state ; the offender was punished for her negligence, and severely scourged by the high priest.

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