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Serapis (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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Serapis (Paperback): Georg Ebers

Serapis (Paperback)

Georg Ebers

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Loot Price R270 Discovery Miles 2 700

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Excerpt: ...The races were to be run next day, in spite of the general panic that had fallen on the citizens; and Dada, when he invited her to join him and his daughter in-the enjoyment of so great a treat, dried her eyes and accepted gleefully. CHAPTER XVIII. Alarming as was the outlook in Alexandria, the races, were to be held as usual. This had been decided only a few hours since at the Bishop's palace, and criers had been sent abroad throughout the streets and squares of the city to bid the inhabitants to this popular entertainment. In the writing-office of the Ephemeris, which would be given to the public the first thing in the morning, five hundred slaves or more were occupied in writing from dictation a list of the owners of the horses, of the 'agitatores' who would drive them, and of the prizes offered to the winners, whether Christians or heathen. Ephemeris-The news-sheet, which was brought out, not only in Rome, but in all the cities of the Empire, and which kept the citizens informed of all important events. The heat in the Episcopal council-hall had been oppressive, and not less so the heat of temper among the priests assembled there; for they had fully determined, for once, not to obey their prelate with blind submission, and they knew full well that Theophilus, on occasion, if his will were opposed, could not merely thunder but wield the bolt. Besides the ecclesiastical members of the council, Cynegius, the Imperial legate-Evagrius, the Prefect-and Romanus, the commander-in-chief and Comes of Egypt, -had all been present. The officials of the Empire- Roman statesmen who knew Alexandria and her citizens well, and who had often smarted under the spiritual haughtiness of her Bishop-were on the prelate's side. Cynegius was doubtful; but the priests, who had not altogether escaped the alarms that had stricken the whole population, were so bold as to declare against a too hasty decision, and to say that the celebration of the games at a time...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2012
First published: August 2012
Authors: Georg Ebers
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-68683-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-153-68683-X
Barcode: 9781153686839

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