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A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. –by: Jacob Bryant

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Transcriber's note: A few typographical errors have been corrected: they are listed at the end of the text.

A

NEW SYSTEM;

OR, AN

ANALYSIS

OF

ANTIENT MYTHOLOGY:

WHEREIN AN ATTEMPT IS MADE TO DIVEST TRADITION OF FABLE; AND TO REDUCE THE TRUTH TO ITS ORIGINAL PURITY,

BY JACOB BRYANT, ESQ.

THE THIRD EDITION. IN SIX VOLUMES.

WITH A PORTRAIT AND SOME ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR;

A VINDICATION OF THE APAMEAN MEDAL;

Observations and Inquiries relating to various Parts of Antient History;

A COMPLETE INDEX,

AND FORTY ONE PLATES, NEATLY ENGRAVED.

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Bhagavadgita – des Erhabenen Sang

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Cratylus

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CRATYLUS

By Plato

Translated by Benjamin Jowett

INTRODUCTION.

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History Of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria –by: Gaston Maspero

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關尹子(佚名)

  一宇   二柱   三極   四符   五鑑   六匕   七釜   八籌   九藥

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On the Sublime –by: Unknown

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[Transcriber's Note: The printed text shows most sections (Roman numerals) as a continuous block, with chapter numbers in the margin. In this e text, chapters are given as separate paragraphs determined by sentence breaks, with continuing quotation marks supplied where necessary. Except for footnotes, any brackets are from the original text. Greek has been transliterated and shown between marks.]

LONGINUS

ON THE SUBLIME

Translated into English by

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Menexenus

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MENEXENUS

by Plato

(see Appendix I)

Translated by Benjamin Jowett

APPENDIX I.

It seems impossible to separate by any exact line the genuine writings of Plato from the spurious. The only external evidence to them which is of much value is that of Aristotle; ...

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Statesman

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STATESMAN

By Plato

Translated by Benjamin Jowett

INTRODUCTION AND ANALYSIS.

In the Phaedrus, the Republic, the Philebus, the Parmenides, and the Sophist, we may observe the tendency of Plato to combine two or more subjects or different aspects of the same subject in a single dialogue. In the Sophist and Statesman especially we note that the discussion is partly ...

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VITRUVIUS

THE TEN B...

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