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  • And often the Corycian nymphs, daughters of Pleistus, took up the cheering strain crying “Healer”; hence arose this lovely refrain of the hymn to Phoebus.

    The Argonautica

  • And its flower appeared a cubit above ground in colour like the Corycian crocus, rising on twin stalks; but in the earth the root was like newly-cut flesh.

    The Argonautica

  • Of special archaeological interest here is the case displaying the bronze coins found in the French excavations of the Corycian cave above Delphi; the coins, brought to the sacred cave by pilgrims, come from a wide range of cities in central and southern Greece.

    At the Museums: Athens' New Coin Museum

  • The first, who was the most famous, was said to have been inspired by the nymphs of the Corycian cave.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

  • And often the Corycian nymphs, daughters of Pleistus, took up the cheering strain crying "Healer"; hence arose this lovely refrain of the hymn to Phoebus.

    The Argonautica

  • It much resembles the deep natural holes, which we found in Cilicia in Asia Minor, where the oracles of the Corycian and Olbian Zeus were situated.

    Southern Arabia

  • So the Adonis bursts full-born from the precipices of the Lebanon; so the blue river of Ibreez leaps in a crystal jet from the red rocks of the Taurus; so the stream, which now rumbles deep underground, used to gleam for a moment on its passage from darkness to darkness in the dim light of the Corycian cave.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • Corycian kale and low-growing mallow, and the poppy that grants easy slumber.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

  • About two miles from the cape is the famous Corycian cavern, 886 feet long, 65 wide, from 98 to 228 high.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • Adonis bursts full-born from the precipices of the Lebanon; so the blue river of Ibreez leaps in a crystal jet from the red rocks of the Taurus; so the stream, which now rumbles deep underground, used to gleam for a moment on its passage from darkness to darkness in the dim light of the Corycian cave.

    The Golden Bough

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