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A Day In Old Athens

Auhtor: William Stearns Davis

Language: english
Published: 1914

Genres:

history
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Review by Chandler, February 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Day In Old Athens':

... and it is hoped no reader will be led into serious error. The year 360 B.C. has been selected for the hypothetical time of this visit, not because ...
... staves. 10. The Gate and the Street Scenes.-The crowds grow denser as everybody approaches the frequented Peirus Gate, for nearly all of Attica ...
... of easy gestures and flowing drapery who moves towards the Tholos. There is great POLITICAL democracy in Athens, but not so much SOCIAL democracy. ...
... is fine. Here, around a little flower bed, slave girls are probably spinning and embroidering, young children playing or quarreling, and a tame quail ...
... side there is a slit for the arm. There is a girdle, and, if one wishes, the skirt of the chiton may be pulled up through it, and allowed to hang ...
... If the reasons for exposure are evident physical defects, no one will touch it. Death is certain. If, however, it seems healthy and well formed, it is ...
... respected life and never be compelled to read a really sizable volume from end to end. So the teaching of reading is along very simple lines. It is perhaps ...
... linger wonderingly by here is the athlete, the young man in his pride, depicted not in the moment of weakness and death, but scraping his glorious ...
... XIII. The Armed Forces of Athens. 85. Military Life at Athens.-Hitherto we have seen almost nothing save the peaceful civic side of Athenian ...
... to know how to push and lunge with it against an enemy, to know how to knock a man down with it, if needs be, THAT is a good part of the soldier's education. ...
... the battle which saved the life of Hellas. Every position in the contest seems clearly in sight, even the insignificant islet of Psytteleia, where ...
... drag her up upon the beach almost every night. While we study the vessel we are soon told that, although triremes have been in general use since, ...
... Just before the short sacrifice needful to commence proceedings, takes place, old Zenosthenes on the second row nudges his neighbor: I don't like the ...
... least all the superficialities of statecraft. He may make grievous errors. He may be misled by mob prejudice or mob enthusiasm but he is not likely ...
... kind of graceful exercise. When we question, we are told that current belief is that in a great majority of instances there is a development and a ...
... campaign), to stand up and dance to the flute player, etc. There are all kinds of guessing of riddles-often very ingenious as become the possessors ...
... when the last deep crater had been emptied, the whole company would have rushed madly into the street, and gone whirling away through the darkness,-harps ...
... prophesy, the oracle fell, for most of the time, into the hands of Sparta, and was obviously very willing to reveal things only in the Lacedmonian interest. ...
... breadth. On every side but the west the precipice falls away sheer and defiant, rendering a feeble garrison able to battle with myriads.[+] To the ...
... in four years. It is the 28th of Metageitnin (August), and the eighth day of the Greater Panathena, the most notable of all Athenian festivals. By ...