This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...were they? their object; the manner in which they originated; the superstitions to which they gave rise; their effect on the ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...were they? their object; the manner in which they originated; the superstitions to which they gave rise; their effect on the religion, manners, and morals of the age; the vices and profligacy which they engendered; their influence on the moral condition of the world, and the balance of power in Europe; the sacrifices of blood and treasure which they occasioned; the benefits which they have produced. 5. Chivalry. What was it 1 give a clear definition or description of it; how it arose; the manner in which candidates were admitted to its orders; the most eminent of its orders; the effects of the institution on the morals and prevalent habits of the age; its particular effect on the female character; the virtues and vices which it would naturally engender or encourage; and the good or bad consequence of its universal prevalence at the present day. 6. The ancient Sects of Philosophy. Describe the various sects; their doctrines; the manner in which they were taught; the character of the respective founders; their influence: the remarkable individuals who have embraced the principles of the respective sects; and the effect of their writings and example on mankind, &c. 7. The Public Games of Greece. Their origin; the nature of these games, or in what they consisted; the places where they were celebrated, the rewards bestowed upon the victors; the estimation in which these honors were held; the effects of these games upon the victors, and upon the 7iation to which they belonged, by encouraging athletic exercises and spirit of emulation; did the encouragement of physical exertion influence literary or intellectual effort for the better or the worse? the probable effects of the institution of similar games at the present day. 8. The Grecian Oracles. What...
Fair. New York, 1870; brown cloth covered boards; no dust jacket; rubbing on cover; corners of cover worn; spine faded/discolored; tear in rear joint so that part of the back strip is separating from book; cover soiled; front hinge weak; tide mark in bottom and fore-edge of text block; a few gutter gaps throughout text; minor foxing on some pages, interior is otherwise clean and unmarked; 8vo, 7 3/4" to 9 3/4" tall; 429 pages.
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