The "Iliad" had porphyry's comment; it was a copy of a rare edition, and was richly bound.
porphyry gives three lists of the works of the various periods.
Within are pillars of porphyry, images of the gods, statues of the kings, and monstrous shapes.
Plotinos was willing, and sent them to Sicily where porphyry had retired.
The high altar is of porphyry, and when I visited it, itself and the body of the church were undergoing repairs.
Here and there are mixtures of schist, gneiss, and porphyry.
And all these prodigies of porphyry cut and polished like crystal, not rough hewn as in our puny structures.
Seven specimens were of basalt and one each of chert and porphyry.
This formation extends far to the north and south, and rests on the lower masses of porphyry.
The loss of porphyry and Apollinarius is especially to be regretted.
type of ornamental stone, late 14c., porfurie, from Old French porfire, from Italian porfiro and in some cases directly from Latin porphyrites, a purple semi-precious stone quarried near the Red Sea in Egypt, from Greek porphyrites (lithos) "the purple (stone)," from porphyra (n.) "purple, purple dye" (see purple). Spelling Latinized mid-15c. Now used generally for a type of igneous rock without regard to color. Porphyrios was an ancient proper name.