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Excerpt from Dictionary of Quotations From historic and glossy, English and overseas resources: together with words, Mottoes, Maxims, Proverbs, Definitions, Aphorisms, and Sayings of clever males, of their touching on lifestyles, Literature, hypothesis, technology, paintings, faith, and Morals, in particular within the ethical facets of Them

Except with regards to quotations from Shakespeare, the reader will detect that the Editor has quoted in simple terms the names of the authors or the books from which they're taken, and has now not, as may be anticipated of him, provided both bankruptcy or verse. the reason being, he didn't imagine it definitely worth the labour and price that will were taken with doing so, whereas the quotations given are for many half self sufficient of the context, and are completely intelligible of their personal mild. they're all roughly of an aphoristic caliber, and the which means and alertness are glaring to anyone who is familiar with the topic of which they treat.

As for the opposite features of those quotations, they are going to be stumbled on to be normally short in expression and pointed in software, and never some of them winged in addition to barbed. an excellent many are pregnant in that means; recommend greater than they exhibit; and are the coinage of minds of no traditional penetration and seize of idea. whereas a few of them are so basic baby could comprehend them, there are others that border on areas within which the clearest-headed and most fulfilling footed could stumble and are available to grief.

The assortment could have been greater; the quarry of the literature of the current century by myself may have provided fabrics for as gigantic a ebook. however the Editor's activity was once to provide a piece that are supposed to embody gleanings from diversified fields of literature, and he may basically introduce from that of the current day up to his limits allowed. but, even though the volume given is not any index of the volume on hand, the Editor hopes the reader will permit that his choice has no longer been made at nighttime, and that what he has given is of the genuine caliber, in addition to adequate in volume for many readers to digest. If the standard be solid, the volume is of little account, for what has been acknowledged of cause will be stated of knowledge that is its maximum expression: Whoso hath any, hath entry to the whole.

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3866–7 (ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΥΙΟΙ). Coins from Selinous even styled them kings: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΗΣ ΣΕΛΙ and ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΜΕΓΑΣ ΚΑΛΛΙΝΙΚΟΣ. Cf. E. Babelon, Les rois de Syrie, d’Arménie et de la Commagène. Catalogue des monnaies grecques de la Bibliothèque Nationale (1890) CCXVII and no. 38 on p. 222. BMC Galatia XLVII. Cf. S. Geminario, “Rex Epiphanes e la fine del regno di Commagene,” Annali della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia (Bari) vol. 35/36 (1992/93): 315–325, esp. 323 no. 426. Facella, La dinastia degli Orontidi, 335.

Sibyllinischen Orakel,” in: M. Bloemer / M. Facella / E. Winter (n. 54), 75–98. 56 Antiochos IV was addressed as a Roman citizen and as an honoured friend by Claudius, and as a friend of the emperor by Chios and Elaioussa / Sebaste. Cf. Facella, La dinastia degli Orontidi, 322ff. Whether, or to what extent, his Roman citizenship was publically advertized within his dominion is, as yet, unkown. 57 Cf. , esp. , 680–681. For the Near East Millar, Roman Near East, passim. Sommer, Roms orientalische Steppengrenze.

But if so, how then could he suddenly have found them in Roman captivity at some distance from Samosata? Of course, we might instead imagine Mara as a Commagenian nobleman who secretly followed king Antiochos IV and his entourage to Cilicia in 72. This seems to go well with Josephus’ information that Antiochos, full of grief and despair, was arrested and put in chains at Tarsos. For if Antiochos was trying to flee to Cilicia Tracheia, which belonged to his dominion,30 the reference to Seleuceia in Mara’s “letter” might be to Seleuceia on the Calycadnos River.

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