Apelles And His Contemporaries; A Novel

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byHenry Greenough

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1860 Excerpt: ... A DIONYSIAC FESTIVAL. Some time let gorgeous Tragedy, In sceptred pall come sweeping by, Presenting Thebes' or Pelops' line, Or the tale of Troy divine. Milton. CHAPTER XIII. Aristotle, like most of his countrymen, was an early riser; and Apelles, who worshipped the sun as the great creator of color, was soon astir on the morning of the Dionysiac Festival. Euphorus joined them at the akratisma, the slight morning repast, and amused them by some piquant anecdotes, and an account of his adventures on the previous day. They were on the point of setting out for the theatre, when a loud knocking was heard at the front door, and iEschines made his appearance. He was attended by a slave carrying cushions and skiadeia, or sunshades, to be used in the theatre. Saluting his friends, he proposed to accompany them to the Prytaneum, since they were to visit the theatre as guests of the city. They soon reached the Prytaneum, where they found a large crowd already assembled. The Archon was there, with the Prytanes, dressed in their official robes. Here, also, they found the Macedonian ambassadors, and many distinguished visitors to the city from the Chalcidic promontory, Asia Minor, and the islands of the iEgean Sea. A procession was formed at once; and crowds of citizens, in holiday attire, joined it as it passed. Here and there a youth, with flowing locks, jaded expression, and the drawling lisp of the Athenian exquisite, would ask what was going on. On being told that a sterling tragedy of old Sophocles was to be represented, with an expression of supreme contempt he would pronounce such entertainments as "fit only for the days of the grasshoppers and the Diipolia," and stroll off in another direction. Jolly bands of rustics, spruced up for the occasion, were seen pour...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1860 Excerpt: ... A DIONYSIAC FESTIVAL. Some time let gorgeous Tragedy, In sceptred pall come sweeping by, Presenting Thebes' or Pelops' line, Or ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217686621

ISBN - 13:9780217686624

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