Universal Palaeography: Or, Fac-similes of Writings of All Nations and Periods, Copied from the Most Celebrated and Authentic Manuscripts in the Libraries and Archives of France, Italy, Germany, and England, 1. cilt

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Sayfa xxv - will render the Egyptians wiser, and even increase their powers of memory; for this invention is the medicine of memory and wisdom.' To this Thamus replied, ' O, most artificial Theuth ! One person is more adapted to artificial operations, but another to judging what detriment or advantage will arise from the use of these...
Sayfa 103 - ... less than 30,000 square feet of sculpture, and at the sides of these tableaux were innumerable inscriptions, equally composed of ingeniously grouped figurative signs, in explanation of the subjects, and combining with them far more happily than if they had been the finest alphabetical characters in the world. Their study would require more than a lifetime, and we have only space to give a few general hints.
Sayfa xxv - I have heard that about Naucratis, in Egypt, there was one of their ancient Gods, to whom a bird was sacred, which they call Ibis; but the name of the Daemon t himself was Theuth. According to tradition, this God first discovered numbers and the art of reckoning, geometry and astronomy, the games of chess and hazard, and likewise letters.
Sayfa 75 - Pearson above mentioned, as exhibiting the genuine form of the epistles of Ignatius. But a totally different aspect was given to the question by the discovery of a Syriac version of three of these epistles among the MSS. procured from the monastery of St Mary Deipara, in the desert of Nitria, in Egypt.
Sayfa xxviii - Ex quo apparel-}1 seternus literarum usus. ters) were invented in Egypt by a person whose name was Menon, fifteen years before Phoroneus the most ancient king of Greece : and he endeavours to prove it by the monuments. On the contrary, Epigenes, a writer of firstrate authority, informs us, that among the Babylonians were preserved observations of the stars, inscribed upon baked tiles, extending to a period of 720 years. Berosus and Critodemus, who are the most moderate in their calculations...
Sayfa 168 - Saga belonged to the end of the fifth, or beginning of the sixth century. The...
Sayfa xxvii - His subsequent words prove, however, that the sense which has been generally affixed to these two lines is far less decisive than has been supposed, since he immediately adds, — Nondum flumineas Memphis contexere biblos Noverat ; et saxis tantum volucresque feraque Sculptaque servabant magicas animalia linguaa.
Sayfa lv - D, as antedac, for antehac; and this took place occasionally even between two words, whence we have med, altod, marid, for me, alto, mari, when these words were followed by a vowel. The diphthong ei was frequent, as well as variations in the orthography of the same word, erihont, erafont, erivont, being written for erunt. The letters G, H, K, Q, X, Y, Z, were the last which were admitted into the...
Sayfa xxvi - ... artificial operations, but another to judging what detriment or advantage will arise from the use of these productions of art ; and now you, who are the father of letters, through the benevolence of your disposition, have affirmed just the contrary of what letters are able to effect. For these, through the negligence of recollection, will produce oblivion in the soul of the learner ; because, through trusting to the external and foreign marks of writing, they will not exercise the internal powers...
Sayfa 258 - Fidus, of the year 155, in letters slightly rustic, unequal, conjoined, and somewhat approaching the cursive*; a model, unfortunately for the wax tablets, so evidently resembling them, as to shew the latter to be but disguised copies.

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