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Hymn 2 to Demeter (ed. Hugh G. Evelyn-White), line 398 (search)
cretly put in my mouth sweet food, a pomegranate seed, and forced me to taste against my will. Also I will tell how he rapt me away by the deep plan of my father the Son of Cronos and carried me off beneath the depths of the earth, and will relate the whole matter as you ask. All we were playing in a lovely meadow, LeucippeThe list of names is taken —with five additions —from Hesiod, Theogony 349 ff.: for their general significance see note on that passage. and Phaeno and Electra and Ianthe, Melita also and Iache with Rhodea and Callirhoe and Melobosis and Tyche and Ocyrhoe, fair as a flower, Chryseis, Ianeira, Acaste and Admete and Rhodope and Pluto and charming Calypso; Styx too was there and Urania and lovely Galaxaura with Pallas who rouses battles and Artemis delighting in arrows: we were playing and gathering sweet flowers in our hands, soft crocuses mingled with irises and hyacinths, and rose-blooms and lilies, marvellous to see, and the narcissus which the wide earth caused to
Strabo, Geography, Book 6, chapter 2 (search)
e, and the Senate sent a deputation to offer propitiatory sacrifices, both in the isletThe islet just created. and in Liparae, to the gods both of the underworld and of the Sea. Now, according to the Chorographer,See footnote 3 in Vol. II, p. 358. the distance from Ericodes to Phoenicodesi.e., Ericussa and Phoenicussa. is ten miles, and thence to Didyme thirty, and thence to the northern part of Lipara twenty-nine, and thence to Sicily nineteen, but from Strongyle sixteen. Off Pachynus lie Melita,Now Malta. whence come the little dogs called Melitaean, and Gaudos, both eighty-eight miles distant from the Cape. CossuraNow Pantellaria. lies off Lilybaeum, and off Aspis,So called from the resemblance of the hill (see 17. 3. 16), where it is situated, to a shield (aspis, Lat. clupeus). a Carthaginian city whose Latin name is Clupea; it lies midway between the two, and is the aforesaid distanceEighty-eight miles. from either. Aegimurus,Now Al Djamur. also, and other small islands lie of
Polybius, Histories, book 5, Preparations In Egypt (search)
foreign soldiers; and were collecting provisions both for the troops they already possessed, and for those that were coming in. No less active were they in every other department of the military preparations. They took turns in going on rapid and frequent visits to Alexandria, to see that the supplies should in no point be inadequate to the undertaking before them. The manufacture of arms, the selection of men, and their division into companies, they committed to the care of Echecrates of Thessaly and Phoxidas of Melita. With these they associated Eurylochus of Magnesia, and Socrates of Boeotia, who were also joined by Cnopias of Allaria. By the greatest good fortune they had got hold of these officers, who, while serving with Demetrius and Antigonus,That is, Demetrius II, and Antigonus Doson. had acquired some experience of real war and actual service in the field. Accordingly they took command of the assembled troops, and made the best of them by giving them the training of soldiers.
M. Tullius Cicero, Against Verres (ed. C. D. Yonge), section 176 (search)
this in the spirit of an accuser rather than with proper freedom. If the collectors had not removed those letters according to the resolution of the farmers of the tenths, I could only say against you what I had found in those letters; but now that the resolution has been passed, and the letters have been removed, I may say whatever I can, and the judge may suspect whatever he chooses. I say that you exported from Syracuse an immense weight of gold, of silver, of ivory, of purple; much cloth from Melita, much embroidered stuff, much furniture of Delos, many Corinthian vessels, a great quantity of corn, an immense load of honey; and that on account of these things, because no port dues were paid on them, Lucius Canuleius, who was the agent in the harbour, sent letters to his partners. Does this appear a sufficiently grave charge?
M. Tullius Cicero, Against Verres (ed. C. D. Yonge), section 39 (search)
On this he immediately sends men on whom he can rely to Melita; he writes to certain inhabitants of Melita to search out those vessels for him; he desires Diodorus to give them letters to that relation of his—the time appeared to him endless till he could see those pieces of plate. Diodorus, a prudent and careful man, who wished to keep his own property, writes to his relation to make answer to thoMelita to search out those vessels for him; he desires Diodorus to give them letters to that relation of his—the time appeared to him endless till he could see those pieces of plate. Diodorus, a prudent and careful man, who wished to keep his own property, writes to his relation to make answer to those men who came from Verres, that he had sent the cups to Lilybaeum a few days before. In the meantime he himself leaves the place. He preferred leaving his home, to staying in it and losing that exquisitely wrought silver work. But when Verres heard of this, he was so agitated that he seemed to every one to be raving, and to be beyond all question mad. Because he could not steal the plate himself, he said that he
M. Tullius Cicero, Against Verres (ed. C. D. Yonge), section 40 (search)
He orders Diodorus to be sought for over the whole province. He had by this time struck his camp, packed up his baggage, and left Sicily. Verres, in order by some means or other to bring the man back to the province, devises this plan, if it is to be called a plan, and not rather a piece of madness. He sets up one of the men he calls his hounds, to say that he wishes to institute a prosecution against Diodorus of Melita for a capital offence. At first all men wondered at such a thing being imputed to Diodorus, a most quiet man, and as far removed as any man from all suspicion, not only of crime, but of even the slightest irregularity. But it soon became evident, that all this was done for the sake of his silver. Verres does not hesitate to order the prosecution to be instituted; and that, I imagine, was the first instance of his
M. Tullius Cicero, Against Verres (ed. C. D. Yonge), section 103 (search)
There is an island called Melita, O judges, separated from Sicily by a sufficiently wide and perilous navigation, in which there is a town of the same name, to which Verres never went, though it was for three years a manufactory to him for weaving women's garments. Not far from that town, on a promontory, is an ancient temple of Juno, which was always considered so holy, that it was not only always kept inviolate and sacred in those Punic wars, which in those regions were carried on almost wholly by the naval forces, but even by the bands of pirates which ravage those seas. Moreover, it has been handed down to us by tradition, that once, when the fleet of King Masinissa was forced to put into these ports, the king's lieutenant took away some ivory teeth of an incredible size out of the temple, and carried them i
M. Tullius Cicero, Against Verres (ed. C. D. Yonge), section 184 (search)
hy of your most splendid temple, worthy of the Capitol and of that citadel of all nations, worthy of being the gift of a king, made for you by a king, dedicated and promised to you, that man by his nefarious wickedness wrested from the hands of a monarch; you whose most holy and most beautiful image he carried away from Syracuse;—And you, O royal Juno, whose two temples, situated in two islands of our allies—at Melita and Samos—temples of the greatest sanctity and the greatest antiquity, that same man, with similar wickedness, stripped of all their presents and ornaments;—And you, O Minerva, whom he also pillaged in two of your most renowned and most venerated temples—at Athens, when he took away a great quantity of gold, and at Syracuse, when he took away everything except the roof and
chamber, 19 inches; diameter of chamber, 9 inches. The weight of the mortar was 14,700 pounds; that of the bed, 16,000 pounds; of the empty shell, 916 pounds; and the bursting-charge, 99 pounds. The chamber would contain about 30 pounds of powder, but 12 pounds were found to project the shell to a distance of 800 or 900 yards. This monster affair burst with a charge of less than 20 pounds of powder after a few rounds firing. Among the largest mortars on record are those of the island of Malta. The rocks here are not only scarped into fortifications, but likewise into fireengines or artillery to defend those fortifications; being hollowed out in many places into the form of immense mortars. These mortars they fill with cantars of cannon-balls, shells, stones, and other deadly materials; and if an enemy's ship should approach with a design to land, they fire the whole into the air. The effect of this tremendous invention must be very great, as it will produce a shower for 200
t, they spake with tongues and magnified God. Thus, at the headquarters of the Italian band at Caesarea was the first Church of Gentile converts established. Centurion Julius, of Augustus' band, under whose charge Paul was sent to Rome, was a kind-hearted, gallant soldier, if not a Christian; for he entreated the Apostle courteously, and gave him liberty, when they touched at Sidon, to go unto his friends and refresh himself. And when Paul and his companions were shipwrecked on the island of Malta, another soldier, whose name was Publius, the chief man, or governor, received them and lodged them three days courteously. It was doubtless under a deep sense of this man's kindness that St. Paul prayed for his sick father, and laid his hands on him and healed him. In every age of the Church since, soldiers have been found among the most zealous and devoted followers of the Redeemer. When Christianity was made popular by the example and patronage of Roman Emperors, of course tho
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