Pillars of Hercules

Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Words related to Pillars of Hercules

the two promontories at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar

References in periodicals archive ?
A half-day excursion on board Captain Anderson's vessel took us around English Harbour and Rendezvous Bay, and included sights such as Nelson's Dockyard, Falmouth Harbour and the Pillars of Hercules, as well as the island's rainforest.
Pillars of Hercules involved the athlete standing between two hinged pillars, gripping handles that prevent the pillars from falling to the side.
(7) A discussion of the Pillars of Hercules and the founding of Barcelona will further problematize the city's role in divulging the knight's exploits.
Pillars of Hercules Farm, in Fife, allows you to pick your own salad as well as buy fresh fruit and vegetables.
THE sights and sounds of not just two countries, but two different continents, divided by the Pillars of Hercules. The familiar, and the not-so familiar, this holiday has a real mixture of flavours and experiences.
Helios dismounts somewhere in the Ocean stream, beyond the Pillars of Hercules, and boards there a golden winged cup.
Which strait flows between the headlands once known as the Pillars of Hercules?
</pre> <p>RECALL the magical way in which Primo Levi, going with Pikolo to get a pot of soup a kilometre away from Auschwitz, recited and translated for his Alsatian friend the wonderful passage (also commented on by Mandelstam in his Conversations about Dante) from Canto XXVI of the Inferno in which Ulysses ventures beyond the Pillars of Hercules, inviting his companions and readers, and the prisoners, to recognize that fatti non foste a viver come bruti: "you were not made to live like brutes." Levi forgot lines, whole verses; he had no text, had neither book nor hope of one.
At Europa Point, the southernmost point in Gib, you can stare across to North Africa and the mountain of Jebel Musa which along with Gibraltar's Rock makes up the two ancient Pillars of Hercules.
But only that it was in the West and beyond the Pillars of Hercules: exactly like Sardinia ...); Chapter XXVIII, The Peoples-of-the-Sea versus Ramses III or the Very First World War).
Plato wrote, "There was an island situated in front of the Pillars of Hercules (see map); the island was larger than Libya and Asia put together." He then explained that the island sank into the ocean several thousand years before he learned of its history.
Having ascended the three tiers of seating the views of the surrounding area were magnificent with the Pillars of Hercules, forming part of the Citadel--or Jebel Al Qala'a as its known to the locals--to the west and the Kings Palace to the north.Two small museums are built into the foundations of the Roman Theatre.
The title of his book, The Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean, is savagely ironic, for the advertised "grand tour" turns out to be something quite ignoble and even debased.
It also explores some of the mysteries of the notes, such as the dollar symbol itself--could the two columns entwined with an S represent the pillars of Hercules depicted on old pieces of eight?
But as Theroux has written, in The Pillars of Hercules, "all that jauntiness seems like boasting to me, and dishonest boasting too, since the writers must be hiding so much misery"; and in Granta fourteen years ago, "I had done enough travelling to know that half of it was delay or nuisance--buses breaking down and hotel clerks being rude and market traders being rapacious."