Travels in Asia Minor: Or An Account of a Tour Made at the Expense of the Society of Dilettanti

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Página 171 - It withstood Darius, and refused to admit Alexander. It has been styled the metropolis and head of Ionia ; the bulwark of Asia ; chief in war and peace ; mighty by sea ; the fertile mother, which had poured forth her children to every quarter, counting not fewer than seventy-five cities descended from her. It afterwards fell so low as to furnish a proverbial saying, " The Milesians were once great...
Página 142 - At her cheek is a lock of hair, made to curl towards the face ; and down her back falls a profusion of tresses, spreading over her shoulders. Much time is consumed in combing and braiding the hair after bathing; and, at the greater festivals, in enriching and powdering it with small bits of silver, gilded, and resembling a violin in shape, and woven in at regular distances.
Página 340 - Scoppo, from whose power and efficacious intercession many signal benefits, as they affirm, have been derived on the people. At the opposite extremity, by the sea-side, is a copious fountain of excellent water, supposed to come from the Morea, the stream bringing leaves of trees and plants not growing in the island. The maidens are carefully concealed as in Turkey. I saw a woman in a house, with the door open, bewailing her little son, whose dead body lay by her, dressed, the hair powdered, the face...
Página 217 - ... and encompassed by the fortress. Some marbles, which are uncommonly massive, and some pieces of the columns remain on the spot,. The breadth of the cell is about one hundred and fifty feet ; the length, including the Pronaos and portico, is...
Página 47 - The right wing* of the propylea was a temple of victory. * Pausanias, p. '20. Tuv St IIpon-iAoiM? tv &{ia — iv apitrtpa o/iojjUa t^o They related that ./Egeus had stood there, viewing the sea, and anxious for the return of his son Theseus, who was gone to Crete, with the tributary children to be delivered to the Minotaur. The vessel, which carried them, had black sails suiting the occasion of its voyage ;and it was agreed, that, if Theseus overcame the enemy, their colour should be changed to white....
Página 138 - Hymettus, and came to visit us at the convent, on horseback, attended by a virger and some of his clergy on foot. He was a comely and portly man, with a black thick beard. A traditional story was related to us at Smyrna, and afterwards at Athens, to illustrate the native quickness of apprehension, which, as if transmissive and the property of the soil, is inherited even by the lower classes of the people. A person made trial of a poor shepherd, whom he met with his flock, demanding, mro TOO ; «u...
Página 139 - Athens is almost equally abridged by the Turks and Greeks. Their houses are secured with high walls, and the windows turned from the street, and latticed, or boarded up, so as to preclude all intercourse, even of the eyes. The haram, or apartment of the Turkish women, is not only impenetrable, but must not be regarded on the outside with any degree of attention. To approach them, when abroad, will give offence ; and in the town, if they cannot be avoided, it is the custom to turn to the wall and...
Página 230 - a person of distinction, as appeared from his turban. He was on horseback with a single attendant. Our janizary and Armenians respectfully alighted, and made him a profound obeisance, the former kissing the rim of his garment.
Página 160 - There, property, whether public or private, was secure amid all revolutions. " The civility of Xerxes was an example to subsequent conquerors, and the impiety of sacrilege was not extended to the Ephesian goddess. But Nero was less polite. He removed many costly offerings and images, and an immense quantity of silver and gold. It was again plundered by Goths from beyond the Danube, in the time of Gallienus* a party under Raspa crossing the Hellespont and ravaging the country until compelled to retreat,...

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