Aphrodite; A Romance Of Ancient Hellas

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byErnst Eckstein

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...to give his crazy farce even a semblance of justice. Bid him enter, Protesilaus!" Half a moment of excited expectation elapsed ere the audacious Acontius appeared in the doorway. "I greet you!' he said in a constrained tone. No one answered. "I have come," Acontius continued, "to ask the illustrious archon's pardon for a deed commanded by the immortal Eros himself." He paused abruptly, perceiving for the first time the faces of the two men, now pale with rage, gazing at him like watchful panthers. This hostility on Conon's part did not surprise him, the nervous tension of his features was simply an increase of the malignant expression with which, from the beginning of their acquaintance, he had become familiar. But how complete was the transformation in the archon's calm, aristocratic face! Acontius had been fully prepared to encounter displeasure, even indignation; but for Melanippus' urging persistance he would scarcely have ventured upon the trying expedition to Charidemus' house, for spite of all that had occurred his hopes rested upon a very feeble foundation; yet the fury blazing upon him from Charidemus' piercing eyes far exceeded the utmost limit of his anticipations. Conon, who noticed his confusion, seemed to gloat over his rival's humiliation. The more uncertain Acontius felt, the greater was the probability that an angry word from Charidemus would suffice to force the youth back to his subordinate position. Acontius must voluntarily declare that he repented his folly, would resign his bold demand--no matter on how flimsy a pretense. This declaration would spare Charidemus the necessity of a refusal, which might provoke and excite the superstitious people--and Conon knew how easily, during the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...to give his crazy farce even a semblance of justice. Bid him enter, Protesilaus!" Half a moment of excited expe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217686699

ISBN - 13:9780217686693

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