history linguistics mythology palaeontology physics psychology religion Uniformitarianism
© 2001-2004 Catastrophism.com
|Sign-up | Log-in|
Introduction | Publications | More
Search results for: roman in all categories
884 results found.
89 pages of results.
91. The Founding of Rome [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... founded Rome." The wolf was fashioned alone in ancient times, possibly by an Etruscan master, and the twins were added only several centuries ago. Already in antiquity- and possibly based upon the word of Herodotus alone- the Trojan Wars had been relegated to remotest eras, the 12th and 13th centuries B.C . When the Romans came to deal with this date they found their tradition of Romulus as founder of the city proper in the 8th century (753, 747, etc.) was impossibly disconnected with the Trojans, who now seemed to have disappeared four centuries earlier. At the end of the 3rd century Q. Fabius Pictor, a Roman writing in ...
92. Chapter 3 Astronomical Sothic Dating [Journals] [Velikovskian]
... points in the ancient history of the Near East."1 In order to fix the history of Egypt, astronomy seemed to hold the key for the historians. They based their analysis on the rising of the star Sirius; one of the Egyptian names for Sirius was Sopdet, which was translated into Greek as Sothis. According to a Roman author, Censorinus: "The Egyptians, in forming their great year, do not take the moon into consideration; the Greeks call it cynic, the Latins call it canicularis, because it begins at the rising of the Dog Star [Sirius, Sothis] on the first day of the month which is called by the Egyptians Thot ...
93. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... Winter, Gildas, St Patrick and .. .Reflecting on Phillip Clapham's article in C&C Workshop 1994:1 , it seemed to me that it should be possible to do some checking on the likelihood of Clube & Napier's idea of a mid-5th Century impact on eastern England. My idea was to check the Ordnance Survey map of Roman Britain for signs of disruption to Roman roads in the allegedly affected area. The starting point was eastern England. Could that be narrowed down at all? Suppose the impact was not exactly like Tunguska and that it did leave some sign of an impact crater. Was there any indication of this? The only contender I could see leapt ...
94. Letters [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... archaeological evidence expected from the accounts of the classical authors. Yet nothing in the ancient sources suggest that there should be abundant archaeological remains of the Persian occupation of Babylon. In C&CR 2002:2 and elsewhere, Emmet has written that Babylon was extensively rebuilt by the Persians after the reign of Xerxes I, but the Greek and Roman authors said nothing to support that supposition. On the contrary, they spoke of a draining of resources out of Mesopotamia, and of the great temples of Babylon being left in a ruinous condition at the end of the Achaemenid period. The Herodotus passage from which Emmet quoted in C&CW 2004:4 , p. 35 told ...
95. A Note on the "Land of Punt" [Journals] [Kronos]
... , th, ch, in Eng. uphill, hothouse, and blockhead. But afterwards they came to sound as in Eng. graphic, pathos, and German machen (the last being a rough palatal sound no longer heard in English)."(10) Further, as W. B. Stanford points out, "the Romans, so endearingly modest about the limitations of Latin, frequently expressed their admiration for the euphony of Greek. They contrasted the euphony of phi (pronounced p-h as in shepherd'), a littera iucundissima, with the cacophony of their own f (a harsh labio-dental fricative like ours), which they considered a littera insuavissima. Unhappily ...
96. The Two Faces of Love [Books] [de Grazia books]
... for the oriental associations of lunar Aphrodite so we are not surprised but confirmed at finding her great temple at Paphos, Cyprus, constructed in the Phoenician style (or is it vice versa? No matter here, but relevant chronologies should be approached skeptically). In this temple, we have noted, stood a monolith that Tacitus, the Roman historian, described as "A rounded mass rising like a cone from a broad base to a small circumference." Some scholars think it to have been an aerolith or meteoroid that had fallen and was emplaced in honor of Aphrodite. This, indeed, it may have been. To suspect that the fallen stone may be set up ...
97. KA [Books]
... usual in earlier times. Contact is thereby made with the earth-mother, Gaia. Cremation is practiced later, as if to link the dead with a sky god or the aither. Q-CD vol 12: KA, Ch. 5: Deities of Delphi 72 The effects of electricity on the human body were of great interest to the Greeks and Romans. There is a fine example in Vergil. During the hunt organised by Dido for her guest at Carthage, Aeneas and the queen take refuge in a cave during a thunderstorm. Earth (Tellus), and Juno Pronuba, i.e . Juno as attendant of the bride and patron goddess of marriage, give a sign; ...
... sums in the endeavour to hold back the sea, but the tides are gradually rising and destroying sites formerly inhabited. In county Durham, notably at Whitburn and the Hartlepools, submerged forests are observable at certain low tides, and prove the sweeping away of former lands stretching away to the east. Once upon a time an early British or Roman road, now swallowed by the all-conquering waves, stretched from East Hartlepool to Seaton Carew. That the level of the sea in those parts has risen seems to be confirmed by a Roman altar found in the Tyne in 1903, during diving operations near the Swing Bridge at Newcastle. It is about four feet in height and bore a ...
99. A RENAISSANCE SATURN [Journals] [Aeon]
... pressed into the service of an apparently profound Christian faith. Quotations from scriptural sources as well as ancient authors were inscribed over doorways and fireplaces. In the room adjacent to the camera, frescoes painted by local artist Alessandro Araldi featured biblical narratives housed within an elaborate system of grottesche all'antica, or grotesque ornament, inspired by Renaissance discoveries of ancient Roman painting. (2 ) Within the camera itself, unique layers of pictorial illusionism fashioned by Correggio responded to the decorative needs of his high-ranking ecclesiastical patron. A fresco pergola, which covers the vault of the ceiling, provided the dominant visual illusion while sixteen lunettes, located immediately above a painted cornice on all four walls of the chamber ...
100. Indispensable Gods [Books] [de Grazia books]
... around the great cycles of the ages, which give evidence of having been common to most of the world's cultures. Calendar diversions, not psychological changes, have driven apart the anniversaries of different cultures; they are farther apart in days than they are in mind. The end of the year inspires saturnalia in many cultures. Also thus, Roman Catholic and Greek churches mark a different Easter holiday for unessential reasons. Anniversaries sometimes are pulled together in a given culture by their original proximity during a cycle such as a solar year and by their psychological resemblance. Thus, Venus (perhaps at -3437 B.P ., where Before Present =1984 A.D .) and ...
Search powered by Zoom Search Engine
Search took 0.038 seconds