Foregleams and foreshadows of immortality by Edmund Hamilton SearsForegleams and foreshadows of immortality by Edmund Hamilton Sears

Foregleams and foreshadows of immortality

byEdmund Hamilton Sears

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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. 1884. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. THE HELLENIC RELIGIOUS CONSCIOUSNESS. If the Indian peninsula shut in the Aryan people to contemplation and morbid self-inspection, the peninsulas and the isles of Greece, with their stimulating atmospheres, incited them to the most joyous activities of body and mind. Never were a people placed amid such surroundings of Nature adapted to woo forth in graceful proportions the intellectual powers, as were the people of the Peloponnesus, Attica, Ionia and the isles of the.ZEgean Sea. The land and the sea everywhere interpenetrate, and the larger peninsula includes several smaller ones, each shut off from the others by mountain ridges, covered very near to their summits with arable lands and pastures. Every morning from the coasts of Thrace the north wind comes down and passes over the island-sea, sifting the vapors from the air which sparkles through the brain and the nerves like an exhilarating ether. These islands, shores and peninsulas only waited for a people, bearing in themselves the germs fit for the highest culture and development, to become the scene for the fairest drama of history to pass over them. Hither came another offshoot of the Aryan race from the table-lands of Central Asia. They seem to have passed round the northern shore of the Caspian ssa 341 Sea, crossed the Caucasian Mountains into Armenia, thence into Phrygia or the table-lauds of Asia Minor. Thence they seem to have parted into three streams of migration. The earliest of these was the Pelasgian, who crossed over the Hellespont, descended through Thessaly and spread over Northern and Southern Greece in times so far remote that, were it not for unmistakable affinities of language, they would not have been recognized as one of the Graeco-Aryan races. The Dorians followed, t...
Title:Foregleams and foreshadows of immortalityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217213421

ISBN - 13:9780217213424