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西京雜記   By: (284-364)

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"西京雜記" by Hong Ge is a fascinating collection of essays that offer a unique glimpse into life in ancient China. The author's vivid descriptions paint a vivid picture of the bustling streets, colorful characters, and rich cultural traditions of the capital city. Through his witty observations and keen insights, Hong Ge captures the essence of everyday life in the ancient capital, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in Chinese history and culture. Each essay is a treasure trove of historical details and anecdotes that bring the past to life, making it a delightful read for history buffs and casual readers alike. Overall, "西京雜記" is a captivating and enlightening book that offers a fresh perspective on life in ancient China.

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西京雜記 葛洪著


一、蕭何營未央宮 漢高帝七年,蕭相國營未央宮,因龍首山製前殿,建北闕,未央宮周迴二十二里九十五 步五尺,街道周迴七十里。臺殿四十三:其三十二在外,其十一在後宮。池十三,山六 池一、山一,亦在後宮。門闥凡九十五。

二、昆明池養魚 武帝作昆明池,欲伐昆明夷,教習水戰。因而於上戲養魚,魚給諸陵廟祭祀,餘付長安 市賣之。池周迴四十里。

三、八月飲酎 漢制:宗廟八月飲酎,用九醞太牢,皇帝侍祠。以正月旦作酒,八月成,名曰酎,一曰 九醞,一名醇酎。

四、止雨如禱雨 京師大水,祭山川以止雨。丞相、御史、二千石禱祠,如求雨法。    五、天子筆 天子筆管,以錯寶為跗,毛皆以秋兔之毫,官師路扈為之。以雜寶為匣,廁以玉璧、翠 羽,皆直百金。

六、几被以錦 漢制:天子玉几,冬則加綈錦其上,謂之綈几。以象牙為火籠,籠上皆散華文,後宮則 五色綾文。以酒為書滴,取其不冰;以玉為硯,亦取其不冰。夏設羽扇,冬設繒扇。公 侯皆以竹木為几,冬則以細罽為橐以憑之,不得加綈錦。

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