Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians,: Including Their Private Life, Government, Laws, Arts, Manufactures, Religion and Early History; Derived from a Comparison of the Paintings, Sculptures, and Monuments Still Existing, with the Accounts of Ancient Authors, Volume 2

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John Murray, Albemarle Street., 1837 - Architecture, Egyptian

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Contents

Rape The Bastinado The important Benefits of
40
Thefts Actisanes commuted the Punishment of Death
46
Another Law to prevent Debt Showing their Respect
51
Number of Witnesses necessary
57
Marriage with a Sister allowed in patriarchal Ages with
63
Gratitude of the Egyptians The fine Feeling which
69
The wise Rule of Darius and the Respect shown him
72
The principal Persons after the King and the Senate
78
State of Property nearly the same as in former Times
84
Oppressive System and Corruption of those in Office
90
Disproportionate Scale of the Possessions of the Priests
95
Brickmakers at Thebes erroneously supposed to be Jews
98
Other Plans Isolated Parlour
104
Granaries Small Houses in the Villages Mr Salts
107
First Mention of a Key in 1336 B C Cornices and
113
Invention of the Arch Want of Wood in Egypt Rare
117
Egyptian Battlements originated in Shields may have
123
Poulterers Shops Villas large with many Tanks for
127
Royal Villas and Forts Extent of these Villas Arrange
132
Granaries Mode of filling the Storerooms Stewards
135
Water Skins also used The Garden laid out in Walks
141
Vines supported on Columns and Rafters or in Bowers
147
Egyptian Writing of Three distinct Kinds besides many
149
Winepress in a Frame A Liquid heated on the Fire
153
Mode of arranging the Amphoræ Several Kinds of Egyp
160
Wine used in Offerings to the Gods Said to be forbidden
164
Beer of Egypt reckoned good even by Persons accustomed
170
Palms or Date Trees Preserve of Dates found in
176
Various Trees grown in Egypt Egyptians fond of Flowers
182
Practising the Bow as an Amusement
189
cess
192
Ordinary Height of the Chairs and Stools Kangaroo
195
Ottomans Captives represented in humiliating Positions
199
Song of Maneros More than one of this Name
250
Musical Soirées The Darabooka Drum
253
Extravagance of the Greeks and Romans in Music
259
Music taught to Slaves The Roman Slaves
265
Harps varied in Form and the Number of their Strings
271
Another Instrument No Pedals or Means of shortening
277
Jewish Instruments Various names of Greek Instruments
279
Other Instruments found at Thebes Five at least which
286
Lyres ornamented Berlin and Leyden Lyres
292
The Guitar Three Strings corresponding to the three
298
modern Egyptian Raháb The Flute originally of Reed
304
Various Kinds of Flutes in Greece
305
Made of various Materials Men and Women played on it
311
A Fluteplayer often headed the Sacred Processions
317
Mr Burtons Sistrum of the best Style Others found
324
The higher Orders did not dance Professional Persons
330
Gesticulation and Buffoonery Music at all their Festivals
333
Gestures with the Hands The higher Orders did
339
Various Forms of Vases
345
Excellence of the Workmanship of one belonging to
351
Conversation before Dinner
365
The Rock of the Pyramids supposed by Strabo to contain
371
The Order in which the Joints were cut off The chief
376
They gave way to Excesses in later Times Hors doeuvres
382
The Arrival of the Guests A pet Animal beneath
389
Question respecting the Custom of reclining at Meals 395
396
The Table sometimes brought in with the Dishes placed
399
Washing before Dinner The Greeks
406
Music and Feats resumed after Dinner
414
Other Games
422
Game of Ball Different Modes of playing
428
Conjurors or Thimblerigging Dwarfs and deformed Per
435
Buffoons Impromptu Remarks on those who passed
442

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Page 5 - For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs...
Page 372 - And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
Page 149 - My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill : and he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein : and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
Page 372 - But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.
Page 108 - It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Page 63 - And yet indeed she is my sister ; she is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother ; and she became my wife.
Page 317 - And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.
Page 220 - Let us fill ourselves with costly wine and ointments: and let no flower of the spring pass by us: 8 Let us crown ourselves with rosebuds, before they be withered...
Page 312 - And Miriam, the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand ; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously : the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Page 222 - Plato, who was well acquainted with the usages of the Egyptians, says that they considered music of the greatest consequence, from its beneficial effects upon the mind of youth; and, according to Strabo, the children of the Egyptians were taught letters, the songs appointed by law, and a certain kind of music, established by government.

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