An account of discoveries in Lycia: being a journal kept during a second excursion in Asia Minor

J. Murray, 1841 - 542 Seiten

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Seite 439 - Lycinns are prominent in the Homeric legend of the Trojan war. It shared the vicissitudes of the other states of Asia Minor, becoming subject to the Persian and Syrian monarchies, and then to Rome. During the time of its independence, it consisted of...
Seite 238 - Bible history. What a picture would Landseer make of such a pilgrimage ! The snowy tops of the mountains were seen through the lofty and dark green fir-trees, terminating in abrupt cliffs many thousand feet of perpendicular height. From clefts in these gushed out cascades, falling in torrents, the sound of which, from...
Seite 239 - ... summers on the mountains. The old man, grasping a long stick, leads his children with a firm step. His son, the master of the flocks, follows with his wife ; she is often seated on a horse, with a child in her arms, and other horses are led, all clothed with the gay trappings of a Turkish steed.
Seite 140 - s u three immense stones. I measured one over the portal, which was fourteen feet in length : the buttresses of the same walls were of regularly squared stones. These modes of building were both used in the same works, and certainly at the same time...
Seite 239 - ... dairy ; and amidst this rustic load was always seen the rich turkey carpet and damask cushions, the pride even of the tented Turk.
Seite 232 - On leaving Almalee this morning, our road lay towards the north-west, rising considerably as we wound round the girth of the mountain, at the foot of which the town is built. From the elevation we attained, the extensive valleys, all green with the springing corn, were traced to an immense distance. A branch of the great plain wound beneath our hill, and at the end of this we descended through the village of Esky-Hisso', which was said to be full of ruins ; its name implies an ancient city.
Seite 198 - ... in the rocks around, and these in the chaste style of the Lycians, whose language, with one exception, is universal in the inscriptions. Some bas-reliefs retain the colors with which they were painted, suggesting among other things, a connection with the ancient inhabitants of Etruria. The sculpture is of the finest age, for ease, simplicity and beauty of proportion. It does not suffer by a close examination.
Seite 239 - In a zigzag course up the wood lay the track leading to the cool places. " In advance of the pastoral groups were the straggling goats, browsing on the fresh blossoms of the wild almond as they passed. In more steady courses followed the small black cattle...
Seite 240 - ... mingle with the flocks and bring up the rear. The gay costume, the varied noises of the cattle, and the high glee attending the party on this annual expedition, must be supplied by the imagination. I should think that twenty families passed in succession during our halt, few of them having less than one hundred head of stock, and many had more. In some families, attendants, servants or...
Seite 246 - At two o'clock on the 14th of May we were again on terra firma, and experiencing the insufferably oppressive and stagnant air of the bay of Macry. A striking contrast in character between the Greek and Turk is seen in the sailors. The Greek will put out to sea even in a brisk breeze, and work his boat with activity ; but should the gale increase to a storm, he will quit the helm and leave the vessel adrift, to repeat his prayers and cries of despair.

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