Pompeii [by W. Clarke].

Cover
 

Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben

Es wurden keine Rezensionen gefunden.

Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen

Häufige Begriffe und Wortgruppen

Beliebte Passagen

Seite 242 - ... received into a fine polished marble basin, so artfully contrived that it is always full without ever overflowing. When I sup here, this basin serves...
Seite 242 - From this bench, the water, gushing through several little pipes, as if it were pressed out by the weight of the persons who repose themselves upon it, falls into a stone cistern underneath, from whence it is received into a fine polished marble basin, so artfully contrived that it is always full without ever overflowing. When I sup here...
Seite 270 - Some lamps were found here, and many urns, three of glass, the rest of com mon earth. The glass urns were of large size, one of them fifteen inches in height by ten in diameter, and were protected from injury by leaden cases. They contained, when found, burnt bones, and a liquid which has been analyzed, and found to consist of mingled water, wine, and oil. In two of the urns it was of a reddish tint, in the other yellow, oily and transparent. There can be no doubt but that we have here the libations...
Seite 114 - More various colours through his body run, Than Iris, when her bow imbibes the sun. Betwixt the rising altars, and around, The...
Seite 241 - In one place you have a little meadow; in another, the Box is cut into a thousand different forms - sometimes into letters expressing the name of the master, sometimes that of the artificer...
Seite 255 - ... smell of which was thought peculiarly palatable to the ghosts. Perfumes and flowers were also thrown upon the tomb ; and the inexpediency of wasting rich wines and precious oils * on a cold stone and dead body, when they might be employed in comforting the living, was a favourite subject with the bans vivans of the age.
Seite 242 - Beyond these is a walk planted with the smooth and twining acanthus, where the trees are also cut into a variety of names and shapes. At the upper end is an alcove of white marble, shaded with vines, supported by four small Carystian pillars.
Seite 296 - The plinth is beautifully damasked, or inlaid, in imitation of a vine, the leaves of which are of silver, the stem and fruit of bright brass. On one side is an altar with wood and fire upon it; on the other a Bacchus, naked, with his thick hair plaited and bound with ivy. He rides a tiger, and has his left hand in the attitude of holding reins, which time probably has destroyed; with the right he raises a drinking-horn.
Seite 6 - Ib. xxxvi. 15. that Domitius Ahenobarbus offered for the house of Crassus a sum amounting to near .£48,500, which was refused by the owner*. Nor were they less extravagant in their country houses. We may again quote Cicero, whose attachment to his Tusculan and Formian villas, and interest in ornamenting them, even in the most perilous times, is well known. Still more celebrated are the villas of Lucullus and Pollio ; of the latter some remains are still to be seen near Pausilipo. Augustus endeavoured...
Seite 42 - The picture represents a scene containing four masked figures, playing upon various instruments ; a tambourine, cymbals, the double pipe, and the Pandean pipe ; a selection not unlike the equipment of a Pandean band in modern times. The drapery is elegant and well folded, and the whole composition is excellently grouped and drawn with precision. It is formed of very small pieces of glass, of the most beautiful colours, and of various shades. The hair, the small leaves which ornament the masks, and...

Bibliografische Informationen