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A Classical and Topographical Tour Through Greece: During the Years 1801, 1805, and 1806

A Classical and Topographical Tour Through Greece: During the Years 1801, 1805, and 1806

Paperback Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology

By (author) Edward Dodwell

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 680 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 254mm x 35mm | 1,160g
  • Publication date: 31 March 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1108059988
  • ISBN 13: 9781108059985
  • Illustrations note: 70 b/w illus. 1 map
  • Sales rank: 1,684,034

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The archaeologist Edward Dodwell (c.1776-1832) published this two-volume work in 1819. Elected an honorary member of Berlin's Royal Academy in 1816, Dodwell had been educated at Cambridge, toured France and Germany, and lived in Rome and Naples. Writing extensively on Greek antiquity, he made three tours of Greece, where he produced hundreds of drawings, recording in particular the Athenian Acropolis and the city walls of Argos. He also collected coins and discovered or acquired many valuable artefacts, notably bronzes and vases. Including reproductions of his accomplished illustrations, Volume 1 covers his tours of 1801 and 1805, during which he visited Corfu, Mount Parnassus, Thebes and Attica, spending considerable time in Athens. His detailed account, mixing travelogue with serious scholarship, remains of interest and relevance to classical archaeologists.

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Table of contents

Preface; 1. Preparations for our voyage to Greece; 2. Compendium of the history of Corcyra; 3. Beginning of my second tour; 4. Departure from Mesaloggion; 5. Departure for Salona; 6. From Krisso to Kastri; 7. From Kastri to Distomo; 8. To Skripou, anciently Orchomenos; 9. Thebes, Kadmeia; 10. Monument of Lysikrates; 11. Entrance to the Acropolis; 12. The Areiopagus; 13. Way to the Piraeus; 14. Attic rivers; 15. Travelling in Attica; 16. The island of Aegina.