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]
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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.
Il a ajoute que suite aux bombardements aeriens menes dans les zones de Syrtes, de nombreux terroristes ont change de "look" et de comportement et se sont melanges aux citoyens libyens.
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.
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).
25) This same animation of funeral fabric in the wind occurs in Gracq's Le Rivage des Syrtes, where, when Aldo walks through the cemetery of Orsenna during a military ceremony, a brutal gust of wind sets off a "dechainement splendide et noble, pareil au deploiement a long plis, l'un apres l'autre, d'une interminable et raide draperie de sacre, ou jouaient les moires impalpables de l'Orient.
Earthquake Endorsement: Aegre perspicax agricolae fermentet incredibiliter tremulus ossifragi, semper catelli imputat aegre utilitas syrtes.
60 Quantum enim transmiserat maris ut uideret et Syrtes, tot maria se dixit intrasse, cum unum sit mare.
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).
Renouard cite Aldo du Rivage des Syrtes et Grange du Balcon en foret, qui ont tous deux les yeux rives sur un lointain--en partie pour des raisons liees a leurs fonctions respectives d'observateur et d'aspirant, mais aussi pour des raisons narratives, afin de porter l'attente a vif.
Mises a part ces limitations, le trace que fait Carriere des textes de Gracq qui l'ont envofite, principalement Un Balcon en Foret, Le Rivage des Syrtes, et Le Roi Cophetua, est tres beau.
Ses deux premiers exemples, empruntes au Chateau d'Argol et au Rivage des Syrtes illustrent de fagon differente cette affirmation : la comparaison du paysage argolien avec une estampe japonaise (cr.
The Allegorical Impulse in the Works of Julien Gracq: History as Rhetorical Enactment in Le Rivage des Syrtes and Un Balcon en foret.