Ancient-greeks Sentence Examples
It perpetuates the tripartite division of the world by the ancient Greeks and survives in the Royal Orb.
By the ancient Greeks and Romans obsidian was worked as a gem-stone; and in consequence of its having been often imitated in glass there arose among collectors of gems in the 18th century the practice of calling all antique pastes "obsidians."
Ore endowed with this curious property was well known to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who, because it occurred plentifully in the district of Magnesia near the Aegean coast, gave it the name of magnes, or the Magnesian stone.
Certainly, however, in historical times the division holds good, and it is worthy of remark that one of the points about the northern barbarians which struck the ancient Greeks and Romans most forcibly was the fact that they wore trousers.
This word, applied in the form of KaKros by the ancient Greeks to some prickly plant, was adopted by Linnaeus as the name of a group of curious succulent or fleshy-stemmed plants, most of them prickly and leafless, some of which produce beautiful flowers, and are now so popular in our gardens that the name has become familiar.Advertisement
The ancient Greeks associated this constellation with many myths.
The ancient Greeks and Romans kept in captivity large numbers of such animals as leopards, lions, bears, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, camels, rhinoceroses and hippopotamuses, as well as ostriches and crocodiles, but these were destined for slaughter at the gladiatorial shows.
Among the Chinese the name of the silkworm is " si, " Korean " soi "; to the ancient Greeks it became known as Q?p, the nation whence it came was to them ?r?pE S and the fibre itself o ptKc v, whence the Latin sericum, the French soie, the German Seide and the English silk.
No verbal formula can really enclose the life of a people or an age, but we can best understand the significant ^ of the old Greek cities and the life they developed, when, looking at the history of mankind as a whole, we see the part played by reason, active and critical, in breaking down the barriers by which custom hinders movement, in guiding movement to definite ends, in dissipating groundless beliefs and leading onwards to fresh scientific conquests - when we see this and then take note that among the ancient Greeks such an activity of reason began in an entirely novel degree and that its activity in Europe ever since is due to their impulsion.
Garlic was placed by the ancient Greeks on the piles of stones at cross-roads, as a supper for Hecate (Theophrastus, Characters, AECUISacµovias); and according to Pliny garlic and onions were invocated as deities by the Egyptians at the taking of oaths.Advertisement
It was known to the ancient Greeks of Ionia and the Troad as something great and half-divine.
The hawthorn has been regarded as the emblem of hope, and its branches are stated to have been carried by the ancient Greeks in wedding processions, and to have been used by them to deck the altar of Hymen.
Formerly classified by the ancient Greeks with halos, rainbows, &c., under the general group of "meteors," they came to receive considerable attention at the hands of Descartes, Christiaan Huygens, and Sir Isaac Newton; but the correct explanation of coronae was reserved until the beginning of the 19th century, when Thomas Young applied the theories of the diffraction and interference of light to this phenomenon.
The ancient Greeks symbolized it as a man walking, with his right hand grasping a club, and his left extending upwards and holding the leash of two dogs, which are apparently barking at the Great Bear.
Of the various traditions that were current among the ancient Greeks regarding the origin of Delos, the most popular describes it as drifting through the Aegean till moored by Zeus as a refuge for the wandering Leto.Advertisement
The representatives of this race in the Tain Bó Cualgne play a somewhat similar part to the gods of the ancient Greeks in the Iliad, though they are of necessity of a much more shadowy nature.
They also occur in temperate countries, and were well known to the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Often thought of as an oriental spice, but the ancient Greeks used ginger as a medicine.
The representatives of this race in the Tain BÃ³ Cualgne play a somewhat similar part to the gods of the ancient Greeks in the Iliad, though they are of necessity of a much more shadowy nature.
Be this as it may, I know that I can feel the heart-throbs of the ancient Greeks in their marble gods and goddesses.Advertisement
The ancient Greeks wrote of the pain killing effect of electric fish when applied to the soles of the feet.
The Ancient Greeks bring us Hercules, Perseus and Bellerophon.
The ancient Greeks and Romans planned buildings so that they might get the most natural light and best breezes in hot weather.
Recorded candle use dates well back to before the ancient Greeks and Romans.
The tops worn by the ancient Greeks and Romans were the forerunners of the plus size tunic.Advertisement
Goldfish were considered to enhance good luck in relationships by the ancient Greeks and were believed to bring good luck to ancient Egyptian families.
Try to construct a Zeus family tree and you will end up with hundreds of children that are attributed to this mythical god, who was worshiped by the ancient Greeks.
After reviewing the family tree of all the mythical gods of the ancient Greeks and Romans, you may find creating a wholesome, human family tree that is based in reality to be much more to your liking.
Collectively known as the Olympians, the following twelve gods presided over all aspects of human life for the ancient Greeks.
The ancient Greeks associated bats with the goddess Diana.
Historians such as Jan Todd, author of The Iron Game History believe that dumbbell training dates back to the ancient Greeks.
It is said that a game similar to this French version of bocci was played by the Ancient Greeks.
The ancient Greeks and Romans used hard metal helmets to protect themselves, and through the Middle Ages, the storied knights of lore have worn such headgear as well.
To the ancient Greeks Caucasia, and the mighty range which dominates it, were a region of mystery and romance.