The Elgin and Phigaleian marbles of the classical ages, in the British museum, Том 2

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Сторінка 182 - Tis yours, ye sons of Athens, to sustain, By martial deeds like theirs, your country's pride*. Thiersch's restoration of this inscription in the modern Greek character is here presented, for the use of such readers as may desire to compare it with the original. The brackets show the words which Thiersch has supplied. Л*. /. 2 За , • 'А^гуяток »Xíoí о'!Ъг (ßlXvl fii •iïtt.rçl'Si 'h/Wx/ tlftatvuy [т...
Сторінка 73 - I a hexastyle colonnade, with two wings, and surmounted by a pediment. Whether the metopes and tympanum were adorned with sculpture, cannot now be ascertained ; as the pediment and entablature have been destroyed, and the intercolumniations built up with rubbish, in order to raise a battery of cannon on the top. Although the plan of this edifice...
Сторінка 115 - Panagia spelioiissa, or Our Lady of the Grotto*. The inscription on the architrave of the Choragic Monument itself informs us that its date was the archonship of Neaechmus, and that Thrasyllus of Deceleia caused the monument to be raised in order to perpetuate the memory of the victory obtained by the Hippothoontic tribe in the Dionysiac choruses of men, while he was Choragus. This, with two other inscriptions upon the monument, is given in Stuart's Athens, vol. ii. chap. iv. pp. 29, 30. A colossal...
Сторінка 73 - Whether the metopes and tympanum were adorned with sculpture, cannot now be ascertained ; as the pediment and entablature have been destroyed, and the intercolumniations built up with rubbish, in order to raise a battery of cannon on the top. Although the plan of this edifice contains some deviations from the pure taste that reigns in the other structures of the Acropolis, yet each member is so perfect in the details of its execution that Lord Elgin was at great pains to obtain a Doric and an Ionic...
Сторінка 139 - Mycenae, both in Peloponnesus, afford the most remarkable instances. The prodigious masses, of which the walls of these places consist, are put together without cement. But among the kind of walls generally termed Cyclopean, different styles and epochs are easily observable ; and the word is not always used by modern writers with much precision. Pausanias. brief description of the walls of Tiryns will show that what he calls Cyclopean walls were very different from some remains occasionally classed...
Сторінка 154 - No. 293. A bas-relief, representing a votive figure of Cybele, seated in a kind of small temple**. No. 361. A fragment of a bas-relief, representing...
Сторінка 182 - MUSEUM. upon it which showed that it was an athlon, or prizevase, probably plained by the person in whose tomb it was deposited *. The vases of the Elgin collection, however, contain no specimen of either of the classes here described. They are simply commemorative of persons whose history and actions are unknown. : They are enumerated here in the order in which they stand in the Elgin room. No. 122. A sepulchral solid urn, having three figures on the front, in bas-relief. The first of these is a...
Сторінка 34 - It is to be remarked, however, that the feet on this fragment are clothed. Minerva was almost invariably represented with sandals. The marble, too, as has been already noticed, is of a different kind from that of which the figures in the pediments of the Parthenon were formed. The length of this fragment is 4 ft. 11 in.
Сторінка 164 - INSCRIPTIONS RELATING TO TEMPLES IN ATHENS. Ab«. 165, 168, 171, 185, 223, 267, 269, 273, 270, 282, 379. The first of these is now marked No. 165*. It is a Greek inscription from Athens, signifying that certain gifts, which are specified, had been consecrated to some goddess, probably Venus, by a female who held the office of lighter of the lamps, and interpreter of dreams, in the temple of the goddess. The name of this female, which was no doubt inserted at the beginning of the inscription, is now...
Сторінка 144 - No. 248. The head of a middle-aged man, with a conical bonnet. It appears to have had very little beard, and is most probably the head of a mariner. Visconti says perhaps Ulysses or Vulcan j. No. 249. A fragment of a head crowned with vine-leaves ; it appears to have been executed at a declining period of the arts§. No. 250. An unknown female head, the hair of which is confined within a close elegantly-formed cap||. The same style of head-dress is observable on some of the silver coins of Corinth...

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