Which of the following is a metaphor?
Why is it important to accept constructive criticism?
1 Heliodorus of Emesa in Syria, belonging to a family of the priests of the Sun, flourished in the third century A. D. This view is supported by the mention of the Blemmyes (first prominent in 250), traces ofneo-Pythagorean influence, and the stress laid on Sun-worship. The ecclesiastical historian Socrates wrongly identifies him with a bishop of Tricca in the reign of Theodosius, the latter probably confused with Theodosius the father of the author of the The standard work on the Greek romance-writers is K. Rohde, (1914); see also xliv. (1892). The whole work is preserved, and it would be difficult to understand the complicated plot from Photius's abstract.
2 Some taking the side of Trachinus, others that of Pelorus, the second in command.
3 The name of a robber "shepherd-people" inhabiting the N.W. part of the Nile delta in the neighbourhood of Alexandria.
4 Or Thermuthis.
5 A young Athenian who had been detained by the brigands.
6 To which she had been carried off.
7 Thinking it was Chariclea.
8 Her husband, Oroondates, being absent on a military expedition.
9 Which she wore on her finger Ctesias, p. III).
10 An Indian sect of philosophers who lived an extremely ascetic life. Their doctrine was a kind of Pantheism, and they believed in the transmigration of souls. By mortifying the body they hoped to purify their souls. They wore no clothing, hence their name (naked, wise man). Their influence in the oriental (and even in the Greek world) was great, and Alexander the Great, during his campaigns, endeavoured to persuade them to join his suite.
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Read the thirty-six political orations of Themistius.1 Some are addressed to the emperor Constantius, others to Valens, the younger Valentinian, and Theodosius, and contain encomiums and panegyrics of these emperors. The style is clear, free from redundancies, but somewhat florid. The language is official,2 with a tendency to solemnity. Themistius flourished in the reign of Valens, as is clear from his works. He was still a young man in the time of Constantius, by whom he was elected a member of the senate, as is evident from the letter addressed by the emperor himself to that body on behalf of Themistius. His father, who was also a philosopher, was named Eugenius. We have seen his commentaries on all the works of Aristotle, and concise and useful paraphrases of the the the and similar works. He also did something for the interpretation of Plato, and, in fact, was a lover and student of philosophy.