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Apollonius

Master of the Rosicrucians. He is said to have had the power of raising the dead, of making himself invisible, and of being in two places at the same time. Source: Dictionary of Phrase an…

Poetry Month | Notable Poets

var addthis_config = { data_track_linkback: true } Cite Auden, Byron, Chaucer, and more A-B | C-D | E-H | J-M | N-…

Apollyon

King of the bottomless pit. (Rev. ix. 11.) His contest with Christian, in Bunyan's allegory, has made his name familiar. (Greek, the destroyer.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E.…

Apollodoros

Plato says: “Who would not rather be a man of sorrows than Apollodoros, envied by all for his enormous wealth, yet nourishing in his heart the scorpions of a guilty conscience?”…

Farnese Bull

[Far-na'-ze ]. A name given to a colossal group attributed to Apollonius and Tauriscus of Trallës, in Asia Minor. They belonged to the Rhodian school, and lived about B.C. 300. The gro…

Pericles

Prince of Tyre (Shakespeare). The story is from the Gesta Romanorum, where Pericles, is called “Apollonius, King of Tyre.” The story is also related by Gower in his Confessio Am…

Æneid

Æne′id The epic poem of Virgil, (in twelve books). So called from Æneas and the suffix -is, plur. -ides (belonging to). “The story of Sinon,” says Macrobius, &#8…

Rosicrucians

Not rosa crux, rose cross, but ros crux, dew cross. Dew was considered by the ancient chemists as the most powerful solvent of gold: and cross in alchemy is the synonym of light, because an…

1 Maccabees: 10

1 Maccabees Chapter 10 1 In the hundred and sixtieth year Alexander, the son of Antiochus surnamed Epiphanes, went up and took Ptolemais: for the people had received him, by means whereof …

Book One

Book OneFrom my grandfather Verus I learned good morals and the government of my temper.From the reputation and remembrance of my father, modesty and a manly character.From my mother, piety …