Syrtes

Syrtes

quicksands off the coast of northern Africa; any part of the sea dangerous to ships because of natural phenomena. [Rom. Myth.: Zimmerman, 251]
See: Danger
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References in classic literature ?
By this road that I have described, rough and hard, stumbling here, falling there, getting up again to fall again, they reach the rank they desire, and that once attained, we have seen many who have passed these Syrtes and Scyllas and Charybdises, as if borne flying on the wings of favouring fortune; we have seen them, I say, ruling and governing the world from a chair, their hunger turned into satiety, their cold into comfort, their nakedness into fine raiment, their sleep on a mat into repose in holland and damask, the justly earned reward of their virtue; but, contrasted and compared with what the warrior undergoes, all they have undergone falls far short of it, as I am now about to show."
Eight papers from that gathering are presented here, examining such topics as the Syrtes between east and west, Carthaginian garrisons in Turdetania, coinages with Punic and neo-Punic legends of Western Mauritania, trans-Saharan long-distance trade and the Helleno-Punic Mediterranean, and a view from the south.
"Ambre Topkapi", a fresh, precious spicy woody fragrance, will suit the gentlemen.- Francis Kurkdjian, one of the most gifted among creative perfumers, designed the first three Eaux de Parfum in MDCI's ladies' range.Other renowned perfumers have joined them: they include, coming from Robertet, Amandine Marie (who created "Peche Cardinal", a flowery and fruity fragrance), Patricia de NicolaE[macron] (Director of the OsmothE que de Versailles, who agreed to design two flowery fragrances, the one Oriental, "Le Rivage des Syrtes" and the other green, "Un CEour en Mai"), and Jeanne-Marie Faugier (who was behind "VE[logical not]pres Siciliennes", a fruity green Cyprus).
Gracq's works include Au chateau d'Argol (The Castle of Argol), which was published in 1938, and his 1951 book Le Rivage des Syrtes (The Opposite Shore).
Earthquake Endorsement: Aegre perspicax agricolae fermentet incredibiliter tremulus ossifragi, semper catelli imputat aegre utilitas syrtes. Ossifragi insectat quadrupei, ut catelli imputat cathedras.
The only way of construing this passage, if the reading is right, is to put an exclamation mark after Syrtes. Similar exclamations are found at 20, quantum sceleris e.q.s., and at 63, quantum laudauit e.q.s.
Having published a volume of verse in both Greek and French in 1878, Moreas produced his first wholly French volumes, Les Syrtes (1884) and Les Cantilenes (1886).