The gulf of Salerno was called by the Romans the Gulf of Paestum.
He was planning to see Salerno, celebrated in the Middle Ages for its physicians and navigators, and then the ruined temples of Paestum.
While in Italy, his attention was directed to the Greek temples of Paestum.
All the medieval constructions of the kingdom of Naples were the spoils of Paestum.
The three had to run to catch the train ready to start for Paestum.
The three alighted in the station of Battipaglia in order to take the train for Paestum.
It was of quadrangular outline, erected upon a solid platform of stone, and bearing a striking resemblance to the oldest Greek temples, like those of Aegina and Paestum.
You have heard my voice at Paestum.
Labrouste, on his return to Paris, in 1830, surprised the grave professors of the Academy, Le Bas, Baltard, and the rest, by presenting to them, as the result of his studies, carefully elaborated drawings of the temples at Paestum.
She was contemplating the swampy plains of acanthus and ferns trembling under the shrill chirping of the cicadas, and this spectacle of green desolation made her recall the roses of Paestum of which the poets of ancient Rome had sung.
In Pompeii, the shops of the baker and chemist are particularly worthy of attention, for you might really fancy yourself stepped into a modern bottega in each of these; but, the museum of Naples, wherein are deposited most of the articles dug from Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Paestum, is a most extraordinary lion, and one which cannot fail to affect very deeply the spectators; there you may behold furniture, arms, and trinkets; and the jewellery is, I can assure you, both in materials, pattern, and workmanship, very similar indeed to that at present in fashion, and little injured by the lapse of years, and the hot ashes under which it was buried.
Studying these new revelations with love and veneration, it was not long before the pure Hellenic spirit, confined in the severe peristyles and cellas of the Paestum temples, entered into his heart, with all its elastic capacities, all its secret and mysterious sympathies for the new life which had sprung up during its long imprisonment in those stained and shattered marbles.
He also undertook to write to his father-in-law on my behalf.... At Paestum we found the abundance and luxuriance of Sicilian landscape; its Grecian temples and its poverty.
The substructure is a terrace, (containing the domestic offices,) of about 53 feet wide--its architecture of the Paestum Doric order surmounted by a balustrade.
At Naples next, for three weeks, was due admiration of the sceneries and antiquities, Bay and Mountain, by no means forgetting Art and the Museum: "to Pozzuoli, to Baiae, round the Promontory of Sorrento;"--above all, "twice to Pompeii," where the elegance and classic simplicity of Ancient Housekeeping strikes us much; and again to Paestum, where "the Temple of Neptune is far the noblest building I have ever seen; and makes both Greek and Revived Roman seem quite barbaric.... Lord Ponsonby lodges in the same house with me;--but, of course, I do not countenance an adherent of a beaten Party!"
but not as happier children blessed" -- And the far rose of Paestum once did climb.
The doctor spoke of Paestum, the ancient Poseidonia, the city of Neptune, founded by the Greeks of Sybaris six centuries before Christ.
Scant tho' the freight of gold Commercial in our hold, Paestum, Eridanus Perchance have barter'd us 'Bove chrematistic care CONTENTS THE VIGIL OF VENUS PERVIGILIUM VENERIS THE REGENT--A DRAMA IN ONE ACT POEMS EXMOOR VERSES VASHTI'S SONG SATURN DERELICTION TWO FOLK SONGS THE SOLDIER THE MARINE MARY LESLIE JENIFER'S LOVE TWO DUETS THE STATUES AND THE TEAR NUPTIAL NIGHT HESPERUS CHANT ROYAL OF HIGH VIRTUE ENVOY CORONATION HYMN THREE MEN OF TRURO ALMA MATER CHRISTMAS EVE THE ROOT TO A FRIEND WHO SENT ME A BOX OF VIOLETS OF THREE CHILDREN CHOOSING A CHAPLET OF VERSE EPILOGUE: TO A MOTHER, ON SEEING HER SMILE REPEATED IN HER DAUGHTER'S EYES THE VIGIL OF VENUS The Pervigilium Veneris--of unknown authorship, but clearly belonging to the late literature of the Roman Empire--has survived in two MSS.,
He had to have at once a rose bush from Paestum, cost what it might.
"The Temple of Neptune, at Paestum, is commonly thought an interesting ruin, Mr. Howel."
As regards efficiency of administration, it has achieved commendable success, except in the matter of rural highways; and if our roads are worse than those of any other civilized country, that is due not so much to imperfect administrative methods as to other causes,--such as the sparseness of population, the fierce extremes of sunshine and frost, and the fact that since this huge country began to be reclaimed from the wilderness, the average voter, who has not travelled in Europe, knows no more about good roads than he knows about the temples of Paestum or the pictures of Tintoretto, and therefore does not realize what demands he may reasonably make.
At first he had five ships, the largest of which were two triremes, given to him by Marcellus, but afterwards, in consequence of his spirited conduct on many occasions, three quinqueremes were added to his number, at last, by exacting from the allied states of Rhegium, Velia, and Paestum, the ships they were bound to furnish according to treaty, he made up a fleet of twenty ships, as was before stated.
The massive temples of Paestum, the colossal magnificence of the Sicilian ruins, and the more elegant proportions of the Athenian structures, like the Parthenon and Temple of Theseus, show the perfection of the Doric architecture.
Ambassadors from Paestum brought some golden goblets to Rome; they were thanked, as the Neapolitans were, but the gold was not accepted.
At his request she got down another of the ponderous volumes of Sassolini from the high shelf, and read to him, translating from the Italian the brief notice of the ancient church of Dulcigno, which, it appeared, had been built in the Lombard-Norman style of the eleventh century, while the campanile, with columns from Paestum, dated from 1276.
They flew over the Channel Isles and Touraine, he mentions, and circled about Mont Blanc--'These new helicopters, we found,' he notes, 'had abolished all the danger and strain of sudden drops to which the old-time aeroplanes were liable'--and then he went on by way of Pisa, Paestum, Ghirgenti, and Athens, to visit the pyramids by moonlight, flying thither from Cairo, and to follow the Nile up to Khartum.
But the garden seems the one spot on earth where history does not assert itself, and, no doubt, when Nero was fiddling over the blaze of Rome, there were florists counting the petals of rival roses at Paestum as peacefully and conscientiously as any gardeners of to-day.
Josephine Preston Peabody Yes, Nightingale, through all the summer-time We followed on, from moon to golden moon; From where Salerno day-dreams in the noon, And the far rose of Paestum once did climb.
Everybody asked the same thing, and he who belonged to that country had never seen a rose of Paestum.... Sometimes, just in order to satisfy the whim of tourists, he would bring rose bushes from Capaccio Vecchio and other mountain villages,--rose bushes just like others with no difference except in price.... But he didn't wish to take advantage of anybody.
In the station of Paestum, the wife of the only employee looked curiously at this group arriving after the war had blocked off the trail of tourists.
From the day in which they had spoken together for the first time going to Paestum, he had guessed that what she had told him about her nationality was false.
"Yes," added M. Raoul, taking fire; "and, perhaps, a plant of helichryse or a rose-cutting from Paestum, to twine about the house- pillars and comfort his exile."
Even Naples, the lovely Parthenope, where the Mantuan bard sleeps on the sunny shore, by the bluest of summer seas, with the disinterred Pompeii beyond, and Paestum amid its roses on the lonely Calabrian plain--even this, almost within sight of the cross of St. Peter's, is barred from me.
And here, perhaps, were not I giving o'er, And striking sail, and making to the shore, I'd show what art the gardener's toils require, Why rosy paestum blushes twice a year; 140 What streams the verdant succory supply, And how the thirsty plant drinks rivers dry; With what a cheerful green does parsley grace, And writhes the bellying cucumber along the twisted grass; Nor would I pass the soft acanthus o'er, Ivy nor myrtle-trees that love the shore; Nor daffodils, that late from earth's slow womb Unrumple their swoln buds, and show their yellow bloom.
An expedition was arranged to Paestum and Capri; and Fabiani insisted upon my joining the party.
You are ignorant of the truth.... When I met you on the road to Paestum, you were a souvenir of my past, a fragment of my youth, of the time in which I knew the doctor only vaguely, and was not yet compromised in the service of 'information.'...