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18 results for "earth"
1. Homer, Odyssey, 10.491 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess, bolts of, barred by proserpina Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 117
2. Homer, Iliad, 9.457 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess, bolts of, barred by proserpina Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 117
9.457. / that never should there sit upon his knees a dear child begotten of me; and the gods fulfilled his curse, even Zeus of the nether world and dread Persephone. Then I took counsel to slay him with the sharp sword, but some one of the immortals stayed mine anger, bringing to my mind
3. Varro, On The Latin Language, 5.68 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess, bolts of, barred by proserpina Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 117
4. Diodorus Siculus, Historical Library, 1.14.1 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess, serpents in, have awe of isis Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 324
1.14.1.  Osiris was the first, they record, to make mankind give up cannibalism; for after Isis had discovered the fruit of both wheat and barley which grew wild over the land along with the other plants but was still unknown to man, and Osiris had also devised the cultivation of these fruits, all men were glad to change their food, both because of the pleasing nature of the newly-discovered grains and because it seemed to their advantage to refrain from their butchery of one another.
5. Horace, Carmen Saeculare, 1 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess, bolts of, barred by proserpina Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 117
6. Catullus, Poems, 34.151. (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess, bolts of, barred by proserpina Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 117
7. Plutarch, On Isis And Osiris, 32, 43 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 112
43. They think that the risings of the Nile have some relation to the illuminations of the moon; for the greatest rising, Besides the famous ancient Nilometer at Elephantinê, others have been found at Philae, Edfu, and Esna. in the neighbourhood of Elephantinê, is twenty-eight cubits, which is the number of its illuminations that form the measure of each of its monthly cycles; the rising in the neighbourhood of Mendes and Xoïs, which is the least, is six cubits, corresponding to the first quarter. The mean rising, in the neighbourhood of Memphis, when it is normal, is fourteen cubits, corresponding to the full moon. The Apis, they say, is the animate image of Osiris, Cf. 359 b and 362 c, supra . and he comes into being when a fructifying light thrusts forth from the moon and falls upon a cow in her breeding-season. Cf. Moralia , 718 b, and Aelian, De Natura Animalium , xi. 10. Wherefore there are many things in the Apis that resemble features of the moon, his bright parts being darkened by the shadowy. Moreover, at the time of the new moon in the month of Pharnenoth they celebrate a festival to which they give the name of Osiris’s coming to the Moon, and this marks the beginning of the spring. Thus they make the power of Osiris to be fixed in the Moon, and say that Isis, since she is generation, is associated with him. For this reason they also call the Moon the mother of the world, and they think that she has a nature both male and female, as she is receptive and made pregt by the Sun, but she herself in turn emits and disseminates into the air generative principles. For, as they believe, the destructive activity of Typhon does not always prevail, but oftentimes is overpowered by such generation and put in bonds, and then at a later time is again released and contends against Horus, Cf. 358 d, supra . who is the terrestrial universe; and this is never completely exempt either from dissolution or from generation.
8. Plutarch, Table Talk, 3.10 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess, bolts of, barred by proserpina Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 117
9. Apuleius, The Golden Ass, 1.1, 2.1, 4.32 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess, bolts of, barred by proserpina •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 2, 112
10. Anon., Targum Pseudo-Jonathan, 22 (2nd cent. CE - 7th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess, bolts of, barred by proserpina Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 117
11. Apuleius, Apology, 27 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess, guided by isis Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 322
12. Augustine, The City of God, 5.6 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 112
5.6. But even in the very conception of twins, which certainly occurs at the same moment in the case of both, it often happens that the one is conceived a male, and the other a female. I know two of different sexes who are twins. Both of them are alive, and in the flower of their age; and though they resemble each other in body, as far as difference of sex will permit, still they are very different in the whole scope and purpose of their lives (consideration being had of those differences which necessarily exist between the lives of males and females) - the one holding the office of a count, and being almost constantly away from home with the army in foreign service, the other never leaving her country's soil, or her native district. Still more - and this is more incredible, if the destinies of the stars are to be believed in, though it is not wonderful if we consider the wills of men, and the free gifts of God - he is married; she is a sacred virgin: he has begotten a numerous offspring; she has never even married. But is not the virtue of the horoscope very great? I think I have said enough to show the absurdity of that. But, say those astrologers, whatever be the virtue of the horoscope in other respects, it is certainly of significance with respect to birth. But why not also with respect to conception, which takes place undoubtedly with one act of copulation? And, indeed, so great is the force of nature, that after a woman has once conceived, she ceases to be liable to conception. Or were they, perhaps, changed at birth, either he into a male, or she into a female, because of the difference in their horoscopes? But, while it is not altogether absurd to say that certain sidereal influences have some power to cause differences in bodies alone - as, for instance, we see that the seasons of the year come round by the approaching and receding of the sun, and that certain kinds of things are increased in size or diminished by the waxings and wanings of the moon, such as sea-urchins, oysters, and the wonderful tides of the ocean - it does not follow that the wills of men are to be made subject to the position of the stars. The astrologers, however, when they wish to bind our actions also to the constellations, only set us on investigating whether, even in these bodies, the changes may not be attributable to some other than a sidereal cause. For what is there which more intimately concerns a body than its sex? And yet, under the same position of the stars, twins of different sexes may be conceived. Wherefore, what greater absurdity can be affirmed or believed than that the position of the stars, which was the same for both of them at the time of conception, could not cause that the one child should not have been of a different sex from her brother, with whom she had a common constellation, while the position of the stars which existed at the hour of their birth could cause that she should be separated from him by the great distance between marriage and holy virginity?
13. Ammonius Hermiae, In Porphyrii Isagogen Sive V Voces, 54, 44 (5th cent. CE - 6th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 322
14. Anon., Fragment Targum (Vatican Manuscript), 2.68, 2.119  Tagged with subjects: •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess, bolts of, barred by proserpina •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 112, 117
15. Photius, Bibliotheca (Library, Bibl.), 129  Tagged with subjects: •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 1
16. Vergil, Aeneis, 6.849  Tagged with subjects: •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess, guided by isis Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 322
6.849. Victorious paeans on the fragrant air
17. Anon., Fragmentary Targum, None  Tagged with subjects: •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess, bolts of, barred by proserpina Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 117
18. Papyri, P.Oxy., 11.112, 11.157, 11.170, 11.226  Tagged with subjects: •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess, guided by isis •earth, bodies in, blessed or afflicted by moon-goddess, serpents in, have awe of isis Found in books: Griffiths (1975), The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI), 322, 324