The Earliest Cosmologies: The Universe as Pictured in Thought by Ancient Hebrews, Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, Iranians, and Indo-Aryans; a Guidebook for Beginners in the Study of Ancient Literatures and Religions
Eaton & Mains, 1909 - 222 strán (strany)
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Strana 156 - Name which is above every name : that at the name of JESUS every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things on earth, and things under the earth ; and that every tongue should confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD, to the glory of GOD the FATHER.
Strana 177 - Caerulea glacie concretae atque imbribus atris ; Has inter mediamque duae mortalibus aegris Munere concessae divum ; et via secta per ambas, Obliquus qua se signorum verteret ordo. Mundus, ut ad Scythiam Rhipaeasque arduus arces 240 Consurgit, premitur Libyae devexus in austros. Hie vertex nobis semper sublimis ; at ilium Sub pedibus Styx atra videt manesque profundi.
Strana 166 - Jove-born son of Laertes, much-contriving Ulysses, the evil destiny of the deity and the abundant wine hurt me. Lying down in the palace, of Circe, I did not think to go down backwards, having come to the long ladder, but I fell downwards from the roof; and my neck was broken from the vertebrae, and my soul descended to Hades.
Strana 165 - But when I had besought them, the nations of the dead, with vows and prayers, then taking the sheep, I cut off their heads into the trench, and the black blood flowed : and the souls of the perished dead were assembled forth from Erebus...
Strana 111 - In other words, he is a rational animal. Mr. Tylor reinforces these remarks elsewhere * by saying : — ' It always happens, in the study of the lower races, that the more means we have of understanding their thoughts, the more sense and reason do we find in them.
Strana 165 - Eurylochus made sacred offerings ; but I, drawing my sharp sword from my thigh, dug a trench, the width of a cubit each way ; and around it we poured libations to all the dead, first with mixed honey, then with sweet wine, again a third time with water ; and I sprinkled white meal over it. And I much besought the unsubstantial heads of the dead, promising that, when I came to Ithaca, I would offer up in my palace a barren heifer...
Strana 163 - Circe, an awful goddess, possessing human speech, sent behind our dark-blueprowed ship a moist wind that filled the sails, an excellent companion. And we sat down, making use of each of the instruments in the ship ; and the wind and the pilot directed it. And the sails of it passing over the sea were stretched out the whole day ; and the sun set, and all the ways were overshadowed. And it reached the extreme boundaries of the deep-flowing...
Strana 62 - Egyptians therefore never sought its source. They imagined the whole universe to be a large box, nearly rectangular in form, whose greatest diameter was from south to north, and its least from east to west. The earth, with its alternate continents and seas, formed the bottom of the box ; it was a narrow, oblong, and slightly concave floor, with Egypt in its centre.
Strana 54 - ... Prophet!" After that Gabriel took me above, and we reached the second heaven; and he asked the door to be opened, and it was said, "Who is it?
Strana 86 - A full detail I could not give you in a century. The seven great insular continents are Jambu, Plaksha, Salmali, Kusa, Krauncha, Saka, and Pushkara ; and they are surrounded, severally, by seven great seas, — the sea of salt water (Lavana), of sugar-cane juice (Ikshu), of wine (Sura), of clarified butter (Sarpis), of curds (Dadhi), of milk (Dugdha), and of fresh water (Jala).