The Divine Legation Of Moses Demonstrated (volume 1)

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byWilliam Warburton

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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...

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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 follow...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:246 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.52 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217580351

ISBN - 13:9780217580359

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