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The Church cites God as the cause, and religious fear grips the people as they come to believe that the plague is a punishment for wickedness.
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When Lieutenant Charles Acland is flown home from Iraq with serious head injuries, he faces not only permanent disfigurement but also an apparent change to his previously outgoing personality. Crippled by migraines, and suspicious of his psychiatrist, he begins to display sporadic bouts of aggression, particularly against women, especially his ex-fiancee who seems unable to accept that the relationship is over.
After his injuries prevent his return to the army, he cuts all ties with his former life and moves to London. How much control does he have over the dark side of his personality? When they ceased to be solemnized is unknown; but in the time of the Emperor Julian they still continued to be held. Crown of beechen leaves. This was the prize which was originally given to the conquerors in the Pythian games.
In later times, as Ovid tells us, the prize of the victor was a laurel chaplet, together with the palm branch, symbolical of his victory. The Delian God. The Peneus was a river of Thessaly. A fillet tied together. It was of various colors: white and purple are mentioned. The nuptial torch. Plutarch tells us, that it was the custom in the bridal procession to carry five torches before the bride, on her way to the house of her husband. Among the Romans, the nuptial torch was lighted at the parental hearth of the bride, and was borne before her by a boy, whose parents were alive.
The torch was also used at funerals, for the purpose of lighting the pile, and because funerals were often nocturnal ceremonies. They were used by travellers and others, who were forced to be abroad after sunset; whence the reference in line to the hedge ignited through the carelessness of the traveller, who has thrown his torch there on the approach of morning. Here in rude guise. Claros and Tenedos. Claros was a city of Ionia, famed for a temple and oracle of Apollo, and near which there was a mountain and a grove sacred to him.
There was an island in the Myrtoan Sea of that name, to which some suppose that reference is here made. Patara was a city of Lycia, where Apollo gave oracular responses during six months of the year. It was from Patara that St. The properties of simples. The youthful God. Apollo was always represented as a youth, and was supposed never to grow old. The Scholiast on the Thebais of Statius, b. As when the greyhound. The comparison here of the flight of Apollo after Daphne, to that of the greyhound after the hare, is considered to be very beautifully drawn, and to give an admirable illustration of the eagerness with which the God pursues on the one hand, and the anxiety with which the Nymph endeavors to escape on the other.
Pope, in his Windsor Forest, has evidently imitated this passage, where he describes the Nymph Lodona pursued by Pan, and transformed into a river. His words are—.
And now his shadow reached her as she run,. And so is the virgin. Her elegance alone. My lyre. The players of the cithara, the instrument of Apollo, were crowned with laurel, in the scenic representations of the stage. The song of triumph.
The Poet here pays a compliment to Augustus and the Roman people. The laurel was the emblem of victory among the Romans. Before his doors.
Call it Tempe. Tempe was a valley of Thessaly, proverbial for its pleasantness and the beauty of its scenery. Mount Pindus. Pindus was a mountain situate on the confines of Thessaly. Like thin smoke. He speaks of the spray, which in the fineness of its particles resembles smoke. The Enipeus rises in Mount Othrys, and runs through Thessaly. Virgil Georgics, iv. The Apidanus, receiving the stream of the Enipeus at Pharsalia, flows into the Peneus.
This river ran through that part of Thessaly known by the name of Phthiotis. Pliny the Elder Book iii, ch. It was a small limpid stream, running through Epirus and Thessaly, and discharging itself into the Ionian sea.
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This was a river of Argolis, now known as the Naio. This was a swampy spot on the Argive territory, where the poets say that the dragon with seven heads, called Hydra, which was slain by Hercules, had made his haunt. It is not improbable that the pestilential vapors of this spot were got rid of by means of its being drained under the superintendence of Hercules, on which fact the story was founded. Some commentators, however, suppose the Lerna to have been a flowing stream. So often detected. Into a sleek heifer.
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To keep on duty. He was the father of Jasius and of Inachus, the parent of Io. Some accounts, however, say that Inachus was the father of Phoroneus, and the son of Oceanus. Pleiad Maia. Soporiferous wand. It was represented as an olive branch, wreathed with two snakes.
A cap for his hair. Nonacris was the name of both a mountain and a city of Arcadia, in the Peloponnesus. The Ortygian Goddess. This was a beautiful river of Arcadia, flowing into the Alpheus: its banks were covered with vast quantities of reeds. Some commentators have endeavored to reconcile these discrepancies; but the probability is, that Ovid, like many other poets, used his epithets at random, or rather according to the requirements of the measure for the occasion. The Cyllenian God. Mercury is so called from Cyllene, in Arcadia, where he was born. That his sight was wrapped.
The Argive mistress. The linen-wearing throng. The priests, and worshippers of Isis, with whom Io is here said to be identical, paid their adoration to her clothed in linen vestments. Probably, Isis was the first to teach the Egyptians the cultivation of flax. Herodotus, in his second book, tells us, that this son of Jupiter, by Io, was the same as the Egyptian God, Apis.