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Sicily | John Stoddard's Lectures



Sicily. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleSicily - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Sicily
The site of Sicily foreshadowed, long before man's advent on our globe, the mighty part that it would play in history. The Mediterranean had not then the aspect which it bears to-day. Across its su...
-Sicily. Part 2
Ancient Symbol Of Trinacria. Yet not alone as a strategic point of dominating influence was Sicily thus coveted by different nationalities and races. It had its own intrinsic value. So wonderfully...
-Sicily. Part 3
Demeter. Pluto And Persephone. Bernini, Rome. Historically, therefore, as the scene of many splendid civilizations, and the theme of almost every classic poet of the past; strategically, as th...
-Sicily. Part 4
Monte Pellegrino And The Port Of Palermo. Palermo, From The Harbor. Boating In Palermo Bay. While part of the remarkable fertility of this enchanting area is due to nature, much also is th...
-Sicily. Part 5
Most of the other streets and alleys of Palermo resemble similar passageways in Naples. Not one of the five senses is likely to be gratified in any of them, after the novelty of the first inspection i...
-Sicily. Part 6
Selling Oranges In Palermo. A Sicilian Cart. Art And Nature. Sometimes, like the corricoli of Naples, they carry far too many human beings; but oftener their painted sides enclose such loa...
-Sicily. Part 7
A Big Catch. Moke Pompon Than Donkey. Confiscated Instruments Of Torture. A Decorated Donkey. Cruelty To Animals. Bird Sellers And Fortune Tellers, Palermo. Some of the public ...
-Sicily. Part 8
In The Villa Giulia, Palermo. The Garibaldi Garden, Palermo. In A Palermo Garden. Piazza Vittoria, Palermo. Monte Pellegrino, though only two thousand feet in height, is has considerat...
-Sicily. Part 9
The Entrance To The Grotto. I shall not soon forget the impression made upon me when I passed beyond the plain fagade which screens the grotto from the outer world, and found myself in a kind of v...
-Sicily. Part 10
Eastward, a cluster of the isles of Eolus gleamed like a string of opals luminous with sunset fires. Northward and westward, to the silvered rim of the horizon, stretched the Mediterranean's turquoise...
-Sicily. Part 11
Columns At The Door Of The Cathedral. Receptacle For Holy Water. But all else sinks to insignificance in this cathedral, compared with the massive tombs of the great Norman kings whose dust re...
-Sicily. Part 12
Roger I. Of Sicily. On The Sea Front, Palermo. Frederick II. Of Sicily. When one has made himself sufficiently familiar with this Chapel, which forms a portion of the Royal Palace. The lav...
-Sicily. Part 13
A Saracenic Window In Sicily. The Approach To The Palatine Chapel. The Palatine Chapel. The Pulpit Of The Palatine Chapel. The Chapel, Looking From The Chancel. I leave unmentioned...
-Sicily. Part 14
Incrusted Arches In The Palatine Chapel. A Portion Of The Wall Of The Chapel. Town And Cathedral Of Monreale. Interior Of The Cathedral Of Monreale. Bronze Door Of The Cathedral. ...
-Sicily. Part 15
Cloisters have always had for me a subtle charm, which it is difficult to express in words. It comes not principally from their religious associations, nor even from the great antiquity that most of t...
-Sicily. Part 16
A Tyrolean Promenade Solitaire. The Bridge Of The Oreto. The Church Of The Vespers, Palermo. Church Of San Giovanni Degl.' Eremiti, Palermo. Commemorative Monument In Cemetery Of ...
-Sicily. Part 17
Companions In Ruin. Supposed Temple Of Apollo. Panorama, From The Temple Of Apollo. Selinus, founded by the Greeks six hundred years before the birth of Christ, soon made itself a maritime...
-Sicily. Part 18
Temple Or Segesta. A Street In Selinus. Supposed Temple Of Hercules. One Of The Metopes From A Temple In Selinus. Yet these gigantic blocks, on which men climb about like dwarfs, are h...
-Sicily. Part 19
Aphrodite. Vatican. Often we pass by sheltered coves, whose waters slumberously rise and fall, as if in dreamful reverie of the past. For there was once a time when all this coast was flourishing,...
-Sicily. Part 20
Sicilian Castles By The Sea. Messina, From The Harbor. The Campo Santo Of Messina. But if Messina has not many architectural features which invite inspection, it is by no means an unintere...
-Sicily. Part 21
A visit to the mediaeval Cathedral of Messina would not especially repay a traveler who has seen the numberless splendid churches on the Italian mainland, were it not for the fact of its possessing so...
-Sicily. Part 22
Looking Up The Strait From Messina. Apart, however, from the noble scenery of this drive, what adds immensely to its charm is the inseparable fascination of its legendary history. For, after all, ...
-Sicily. Part 23
The Ocean Deity. It stood at the very centre of the Mediterranean; and on the narrow strait before it, through which the tidal currents swiftly ebb and flow, the great divinity could feel, as it w...
-Sicily. Part 24
In A Street Of Taormina. The Driveway Up To Taormina. A Courtyard In Taormina. Etna, From The Stage Of The Greco-Roman Theatre. The favorite spot from which to see the marvelous sur...
-Sicily. Part 25
A Walk At Taormina. Catania, situated almost midway between Taormina and Syracuse, is like a palimpsest, on which a series of great tragedies has been inscribed, each giving place to its successor...
-Sicily. Part 26
The Street Of Etna, Catania. Catania, Looking Toward The Sea. Between Catania And Etna. Under Mount Etna he lies, It is slumber, it is not death; For he struggles at times to arise, And...
-Sicily. Part 27
In The Region Of Death. On The Flank Of Etna. For nine months of the year Nature conceals this hideous realm of death beneath a coverlet of snow, and warns intruders off, on peril of their liv...
-Sicily. Part 28
The Small Harbor, Syracuse. Syracuse. Reputed Tomb Of Archimedes, Syracuse. At present Syracuse is pitifully insignificant compared with its great predecessor; but it at least is not a hea...
-Sicily. Part 29
The year was the four hundred and thirteenth previous to the Christian era. Athens, then at the pinnacle of her glory, had been solicited by Segesta, to aid her in defeating not alone her immemorial e...
-Sicily. Part 30
It seemed to me at first a lonely, desolate spot in which to bury this young stranger. But on a second visit to the place, I realized that these grand, historic cliffs form one of the most sublime of ...
-Sicily. Part 31
Oliver Wendell Holmes. Statue Of Euripides. The Greek Theatre. Syracuse And The Harbor, From The Greek Theatre. A million more, a million less, What matters it? The earth rolls on, Unm...
-Sicily. Part 32
The Syracusan Venus. But probably the relic of old Syracuse best known to every classical schoolboy is the famous Fountain of Arethusa, which Cicero described in prose, and Ovid and Virgil picture...
-Sicily. Part 33
The Papyrus-Bordered Anapo. Rowing Up The Anapo. The Plant. I must confess to being deeply moved in the presence of these last survivors of that once invaluable plant, which not alone sugg...
-Sicily. Part 34
Sole Relic Of The Temple Of Olympian Jove, Near The River Anapo. Etna, Seen From Syracuse. Castrog10vanni, The Ancient Enna. The few Sicilian towns that one discerns are usually perched...
-Sicily. Part 35
In The Yellow Country. A Fish Peddler. From Hand To Mouth. It was bad enough to hear descriptions of it from a man who had repeatedly visited the region, and explored it thoroughly. Yet, t...
-Sicily. Part 36
Wilt thou, Italia, spurn their prayers with scorn? Snatch the last morsel from thy serfs' white lips, Ravish for murderous strife their eldest born, And squander millions on thy useless ships? Make t...
-Sicily. Part 37
Here, overlooking the blue sea, where once the galleys of the Caesars rode at anchor, stand in pathetic solitude the relics of five Doric temples, unique to-day among the ruins of the world. Their sit...
-Sicily. Part 38
Temple Of Jupiter, Girgenti. To make the circuit of the Mediterranean along the coasts of Asia Minor, Palestine, and Egypt, the Grecian Archipelago, the shores of Attica and Italy, the plain of Ca...









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