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" the remains of a worship which preceded the rise of the Hellenic mythology and its attendant rites, grounded on a view of nature, less fanciful, more earnest, and better fitted to awaken both philosophical thought and religious feeling. "
A SCHOOL DICTIONARY OF GREEK AND ROMAN ANTIQUITIES - Page 134
by WILLIAM SMITH, LL.D. - 1851
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A History of Greece, Volume 2

Connop Thirlwall - Greece - 1838
...the time of lamblichus. See Lobeck Aglaoph. p. 723. probable than that which holds them to have been the remains of a worship, •which preceded the rise...both philosophical thought and religious feeling. It is extremely doubtful how far they were ever used as a vehicle for the exposition of theological...
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A History of Greece, Volume 1

Connop Thirlwall - Greece - 1845
...learned as to Ihe Greek myste ries, none seem more probable than that which holds them to have been the remains of a worship which preceded the rise of...both philosophical thought and religious feeling. It is extremely doubtful how far they were ever used as a vehicle for the exposition of theological...
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A School Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities: Abridged from the Larger ...

William Smith - Classical dictionaries - 1846 - 373 pages
...and as fanciful as might be expected. The most sober and probable view is that, according to which, " they were the remains of a worship which preceded...both philosophical thought and religious feeling." EUTHE'RIA (t ELEUTHE'RIA (t^evBipia), the feast of liberty, a festival which the Greeks, after the...
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A manual of Grecian antiquities

Charles Anthon - Greece - 1852 - 437 pages
...various and fanciful as might be expected. The most sober and probable view is that according to which " they were the remains of a worship which preceded...rites, grounded on a view of nature less fanciful, more i jv. A., xv., 20. 3 SelaL ad Find., Ol. ix., 150. • Andoc., de Mya., p. 54. * Sematth. c. Mid.,...
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The works of Horace: with English notes, and a life of Horace

Horace, Edward Moore, Charles Beck - 1854 - 472 pages
...initiated, but without any satisfactory result. The most probable supposition is that according to which " they were the remains of a worship which preceded...both philosophical thought and religious feeling." Thirlwall, Hist, of Greece, Vol. II. p. 140. 28, 29. fragilem phaselum; the pi,aselns, which was properly...
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A School Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities: Abridged from the Larger ...

Sir William Smith - Classical dictionaries - 1854 - 373 pages
...and as fanciful as might be expected. The most sober and probable view is that, according to which, " they were the remains of a worship which preceded...nature, less fanciful, more earnest, and better fitted toawakenbothphilosophical thought and religious feeling." ELEUTHE'RIA (Meuflfpia), the feast of liberty,...
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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities

Classical dictionaries - 1859 - 1293 pages
...expected. The most sober and probable view is that, according to which, " they were the remains of n worship which preceded the rise of the Hellenic mythology...both philosophical thought and religious feeling." (Thirlwall, Hist, of Greece , ii. p. 140, &c.) Respecting the Attic Eleusinia sec Meursius, E/ctuinia,...
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The history of Greece, Volume 1

Connop Thirlwall - Greece - 1860
...than that which bolda them to have been the remain^of a worship which preceded the rise of thrHelleni< mythology and its attendant rites, grounded on a view...both philosophical thought and religious feeling. It is extremely doubtful how far they were ever used as a vehicle for the exposition of theological...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People ...

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1865
...mysteries. As reasonable a solution as any other seems to be that of Bishop Thirlwall, who finds in them ' the remains of a worship which preceded the rise of...better fitted to awaken both philosophical thought aud religions feeling.' The festival itself consisted of two parts, the greater and the lesser mysteries....
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Greece, Ancient and Modern: Lectures Delivered Before the Lowell ..., Volume 1

Cornelius Conway Felton - Greece - 1867
...Greek worship which were under the superintendence of hereditary priesthoods. Thirlwall thinks, that " they were the remains of a worship which preceded...both philosophical thought and religious feeling." This conclusion is still f'urthei confirmed by the moral and religious tone of the poets, — such...
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