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  • From his earliest years, he applied himself with unremitting assiduity to the cultivation of literature, and, whilst he was yet a boy, wrote a poem, called Glaucus

    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 01: Julius Caesar

  • The Glaucus was a translation from the Greek done by a boy, probably as a boy's lesson It is not uncommon that such exercises should be treasured by parents, or perhaps by the performer himself, and not impossible that they should be made to reappear afterward as original compositions.

    The Life of Cicero

  • I beg leave to refer the reader to Mr. Kingsley's fascinating "Glaucus," and to the delightful papers which appeared in "Blackwood" a year or two ago.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 27, January, 1860

  • Telmissis) was a flourishing city west of Lycia, on a bay of the same name (also called Glaucus sinus).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • Steve Reeves, the bodybuilder extraordinaire, gained a reputation as star of a long series of Italian sand-and-sword epics, ably portraying such notables as Hercules, Romulus, Phillipides,Glaucus, and Sandokan.

    Dr. Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D.: 3 More Intriguing Factoids From the Sci-Fi/Horror/Mystery Genre!

  • Two thousand Greek mercenaries also joined him, led by their captains Patron and Glaucus.

    Alexander the Great

  • Various theories identify the maiden as Amymone, one of the 50 daughters of Danaus, kidnapped by Poseidon; or Perimele, a nymph rescued from drowning by Poseidon; or Scylla, courted by the sea god Glaucus, half-man and half-fish.

    Masterful Engravers

  • This she did just before Jason celebrated the funeral games of Pelias on the seashore at Iolcus; and no sooner had Glaucus yoked the mares to his chariot pole than they bolted, overthrew the chariot, dragged him along the ground entangled in the reins, for the whole length of the stadium, and then ate him alive.

    On Gun Sights and Eye Doctors

  • Glaucus, son of Sisyphus and Merope, and father of Bellerophon, lived at Potniae nears Thebes where, scorning the power of Aphrodite, he refused to let his mares breed.

    On Gun Sights and Eye Doctors

  • When Zeus permitted her to take what action she pleased against Glaucus, she led the mares out by night to drink from a well sacred to herself, and graze on a herb called hippomanes which grew at its lip.

    On Gun Sights and Eye Doctors

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