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tions, leads the author to conclude, that they must have had one common basis, which can have been laid only at one particular time, and of which the origin lies not in the nature of man, but must be of a positive and historical kind. The first part of the work frames seven leading principles out of the most ancient facts, which the author has previously exhibited in a connected series, and deduces from them the mythological and religious inferences. Chaldea is, according to this author, the true native soil of the oriental system of Religion. The Egyptian religion and mythology, as well as the Greek, also derive their origin from anterior Asia,
In the second part, le combats the opinion that the zodiac was founded upon astronomical knowledge, and the most ancient calendar for the division of time : he represents it, on the contrary, as a general mytho-chronological record of the most ancient data of history.
Of a similar tendency is “ Tas openluch der Vorzeit au das Jahr 1805 Manual of Antiquity for the year 1805. By I. F. von. Roesch, Colonel of Engineers in the service of the elector of Wirtemberg, &c. Stattgard.
This is merely an epitome of another work, which the author intends to publish under the title of “ Elucidation of the most ancient History, Geography, Genealogy and Chronology of the huinan race.” This author derives bis views from two sources; namely, from the comparison of the traditions of the different nations, which must be well distinguished with respect to time, place and import; and from the comparison and derivation of the similar words in different languages. The arbitrary use which he makes of Ancient History, leads him into several untenable hypotheses. The following may serve as an example, Cain, in mythology Oceanus, also Protogonos (the first-born), in the original language named On and An, came to Media, where he founded a new empire. His son Chironus, (from which appellation the words Corona, a crown, and Throne are derived, he being the first who wore a crown), once reproached him with the murder of his brother, which Chronus, called also Ilus by Sanchoniathon, had learnt, while he was still in Assyria, from his grandmother, Eve. Next follows a very eccentric account of the dethronement and castration of On. The author can hardly expect that such chimeras of his fancy will meet with the approbation of his readers.
A work of greater merit than the two preceding is, « Die Feste von Hellas," &c. The festivals of Greece, considered in a historical and mythological point of view, and for the first time elucidated according to their meaning and intention. By M. G. Herrmann, part i. 588 pp. part ii. 596 pp. Iarge 8vo. Berlin 1803.
The author, who now resides at St. Petersburg, is already known to the world by two publications, (his Compendium of Mythology, containing the Mythology according to Homer, Hesiod, and the Lyric poets, and the Astronomical Mythology, in 3 vols; and his Mythology of the Greeks, for the use of higher classes in schools and academies, in 3 vols.) as a learned and acute inquirer into ancient mythology. Undoubtedly the mythology of the Greeks, as well as their religion, political constitution, cultivation and arts, cannot be fully understood without an acquaintance with their festivals. What the author's predecessors had written upon this subject, he wished to arrange, combine, accom-'
pany pany with reasoning, and, while he studied suitable brevity, exhibit on so comprehensive a plan, that the classical student might be enabled to avail himself of his work, as a book of reference and commentary on a great oumber of passages in the ancients; that the historical inquirer might find many facts connected with festivals more accurately described; the philosopher meet with a variety of data relative to the history of the human race; and the general reader find in it an ample fund of interesting entertainment. He has certainly in many respects surpassed all who have preceded him.
ja a second edition, the author intends also to give a more particular description of the temples in which the festivals were celebrated.
At the Easter fair 1805 the following important bibliographical work appeared :
Dr. Panzer's Annalen der aeltern Deutschen Litteratur, &c. Dr. Panzer's annals of the more ancient literature of Germany, or notices and accounts of the books which were printed in the German language, from the year 1521 to 1526. vol. ii. Nuremberg 1805. 495 pages large 4to.
Dr. Panzer, whose abilities in bibliographical literature are well known, intending to supply the deficiency, which Maittaire had left in his bibliographical apnals, with respect to the books printed in the German language during the first period of the art, published in the year 1789 the first volume of these annals. In this work he has, with indefatigable industry, noticed, arranged, and described, with as great accuracy as it was possible for a single individual to do, all the books that were printed in the German language from the year 1462 to 1520. In the year 1802, he published an appendix to this volume, in which he not only rectified the errors of the first volume, but also gave accounts of 767 additional books, not before noticed.
The second volume comprehends 2125 books printed from the year 1521 to 1526. ' The reformation has furnished the principal part of this number. Accordingly but few of the books published during this period are upon historical, mathematical, and astronomical, (or rather astrologi. cal) subjects. Of translations from the Latin classics into German, this period has only two, namely Cicero de Senectute, 1522, folio, and Livy, printed at Mentz in folio 1523.
It is greatly to be regretted, that by the death of the learned author, in the course of the present year, these annals, which were to have been carried down to the year 1546, are left incomplete.
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thor of Travels in Southern Africa, and · Mr. J, Morfitt, a barrister of Birming- Travels in China, 4to, with engravings. - ham, distinguished by his literary talents, A new edition, with numerous revibas circulaied proposals for publishing sions,is in the press, of Mr. Belsham's in 1 vol. 8vo. with plates, a complete History of William and Mary, and History of the Trade and Manufactures Rucen Anne. of Birmingham.
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