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  • To be violently drawn and moved by the lusts and desires of the soul, is proper to wild beasts and monsters, such as Phalaris and Nero were.

    Meditations

  • Mixtapology Volume Three, the new podcast from DJ Phalaris, has recently been released at FudoMouth. net.

    It’s A Wonderful Apocalypse? | Disinformation

  • In this expansive third mix, DJ Phalaris structures a layered and thematic sonic journey thru the shadowed mind of apocalypse longing, prophecy and prediction from science fiction to the book of revelation, a challenging mix that unravels the absurdity of extreme thinking without ever breaking stride …

    It’s A Wonderful Apocalypse? | Disinformation

  • No torture of body like unto it, Siculi non invenere tyranni majus tormentum, no strappadoes, hot irons, Phalaris 'bulls,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Phalaris and Busiris were the gentlest of men in comparison with you.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • If Hippocrates had ordered his patients to take hellebore under pain of being hanged, he would have been more insane and barbarous than Phalaris, and would have had little practice.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The copper nose of the gracious Duncan now became heated like the Bull of Phalaris, and while Mr. Archibald mediated betwixt the offended parties, and the attention of the company was engaged by their dispute, Butler took an opportunity to effect his retreat.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Small seeds can be carried on the wind, as is the case with the aquatic grasses Phragmites and Phalaris and other emergents (e.g. Typha).

    Macrophytes

  • If I get these two girls into my power, Heaven forbid that I should be a second Phalaris, who turned his bull upon the artist! —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Greek delighted to draw of Phalaris and Dionysius, in which, as in the lives of mediaeval saints or mythic heroes, the conduct and actions of one were attributed to another in order to fill up the outline.

    The Republic by Plato ; translated by Benjamin Jowett

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