The Divine Legation Of Moses Demonstrated (volume 1) by William WarburtonThe Divine Legation Of Moses Demonstrated (volume 1) by William Warburton

The Divine Legation Of Moses Demonstrated (volume 1)

byWilliam Warburton

Paperback | January 10, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1846. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... as Dion. Hal. and Livy tell us, the oldest establishment in Rome ; and continued for many ages in high veneration. To this the following lines allude, " Hanc Aram loco stattilt, qu» Maxima «emper, &c. --Jam que sacerdotal, primusqne Potitius, ibant." But Virgil was so learned in all that concerned the Roman ritual, that it was a common saying, (as we collect from Macrobius) Virgiliua noster Pontifex maximus videtur : And that writer not apprehending the reason of so exact an attention to sacred things, being ignorant of the nature of the poem, says, " Mirandtjm est hujus poetse et circa nostra et circa externa sacra doctrinam." * 2. In the ninth book we have the fine episode of Nisus and Euryalus; which presents us with many new graces, when considered (which it ought to be) as a representation of one of the most famous and singular of the Grecian Institutions. Crete, that ancient and celebrated School of legislation, had a civil custom, which the Spartans first, and afterwards all the principal cities of Greece,f borrowed from them, for every man of distinguished valour or wisdom to adopt a favourite youth, for whose education he was answerable, and whose manners he had the care of forming. Hence Nisus is said to be " ACERRIMU8 ARMIS, HjHacides; " And Euryalus, "comes Em-yalu*. qno Pulchrior alter Non fuit /Eneadum, Trojaua ueque induit anna; Ora Pder prima signans Intonsa Juventa." The Lovers (as they were called) and their Youths always served and fought together;--so Virgil of these: " His amor amis erat, pariterque in bella rnebant, Tom quoque common! portam statione tenebant." The Lovers used to make presents to their favourite youths.--So Nisus tells his friend : " Si, TIBI, qo* POSCO promittont (nam mihi facti Fama sat est)" &c. The states of G...
Title:The Divine Legation Of Moses Demonstrated (volume 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.52 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217580351

ISBN - 13:9780217580359