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Valla

(Laurentius). One of the first scholars of the Renaissance, noted for his Latin sermons, and his admirable Latin translations of Herodotus and Thucydides. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and…

Corcyrean Sedition

(The), B.C. 479. Corcyra was a colony of Corinth, but in the year of the famous Battle of Platæa revolted from the mother country and formed an alliance with the Athenians. The Corinth…

Funeral Games

Public games were held both in Greece and Rome in honour of the honoured dead. Examples of this custom are numerous: as at the death of Azan (son of Arcas, father of the Arcadians); the gam…

Sneezing

Some Catholics attribute to St. Gregory the use of the benediction “God bless you,” after sneezing, and say that he enjoined its use during a pestilence in which sneezing was a …

World History Timelines

.col {width: 48%; align: left; float:left;} @media only screen and (max-width: 480px) { .col { display:block; width:100%; } } Human history, unsurprisingly, is very long and full of more deta…

Footnotes

Concluding Note. Footnotes Vultures: Pope is more accurate than the poet he translates, for Homer writes "a prey to dogs and to all kinds of birds. But all kinds of birds are not carn…

The Iliad of Homer

Appendix 1 Footnotes Vultures: Pope is more accurate than the poet he translates, for Homer writes "a prey to dogs and to all kinds of birds. But all kinds of birds are not carnivorous…

Utopiaby Thomas More

Of Their Traffic Of Their Slaves, and of Their Marriages Of the Travelling of the Utopians If any man has a mind to visit his friends that live in some other town, or desires to travel…