Ancient History from the Monuments. Greek Cities & Islands of Asia Minor

Ancient History from the Monuments. Greek Cities & Islands of Asia Minor

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...tombs; but these are, many of them, remarkable for their beauty, as also for the extraordinary labour bestowed on them in cutting them out of the face of the rock. Sir Charles Fellows makes the curious remark, that, though the Greek population of Lycia were mainly Dorians, he did not meet with any tombs or other monuments unquestionably of the Doric order. Patara, on the left bank of the river Xanthus, -' 1 Fellows remarks that the Meio of the maps and of the " Modern Traveller " (supposed, too, by Cramer to be a corruption of Telmessus) is not known in the country. k workmanship, ornamented i of voss probably rebuilt) in the fourth consulate of Antoninus Pius, A.D. 145. Pinara, at the foot of Mount Cragus, was another of the six Lycian towns in which divine honours were paid to the hero Pandarus, Homer's celebrated archer: its name is said to be a Lycian word for a. round hill (v. Aprvi'tiaot, ap. Ptol.; Plin. v. 28; Hierocl. p. 684); and such a hill, pierced everywhere for tombs, Fellows found, as we have stated, in the very centre of it. Such a physical feature would not have been overlooked by any Greeks. He adds that " the whole city appears to be of one date and people," the inscriptions being generally in the Lycian character.1 The carvings on the rock-tombs here, judging from the drawing he gives (p. 141), are of much interest and beauty. Myra, sometimes called Andriace (whence the modern Andraki), was, according to Appian, a place of some note, and it is still remarkable for the beauty and richness of its rock-cut tombs (Pullan). The Sacred historian of St. Paul's journeyings writes that, after quitting Sidon and Cyprus, "when we had sailed over the Sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia; and there the centurion...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123666292X
  • 9781236662927