Sentence Examples


  • The object of philosophy, according to Porphyry, is the salvation of the soul.
  • Its ancient castle is picturesquely situated on a lofty porphyry rock, and is memorable as the place from which, in 1455, Kunz von Kaufungen carried off the young princes Albert and Ernest, the founders of the present royal and ducal families of Saxony.
  • One variety forms the ground of a very good imitation of porphyry; and there is a dull semi-transparent red which, when light is passed through it, appears to be of a dull green hue.
  • Amongst his pupils, Amelius and Porphyry are the most eminent.
  • Under him Avicenna read the Isagoge of Porphyry and the first propositions of Euclid.