Architectura Numismatica, or Architectural Medals of Classic Antiquity; Illustrated and Explained by Comparison with the Monuments and the Descriptions of Ancient Authors, and Copious Text, One Hundred Lithographs and Woodcuts

Architectura Numismatica, or Architectural Medals of Classic Antiquity; Illustrated and Explained by Comparison with the Monuments and the Descriptions of Ancient Authors, and Copious Text, One Hundred Lithographs and Woodcuts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...the Carthaginians of old." But the great mass of its columns and other architectural features have been carried away to adorn the buildings of Constantinople, to which Cyzicus is so near. Pliny (xxxvi. 15) remarks that there was in his time a temple of Cyzicus, in which the architect had placed a golden thread along all the joinings of the polished stone. The contrast between the gold and the white marble would probably be thought to produce a good effect. He also mentions a building at Cyzicum called Boumurfiprov built of wood and the timbers put together without iron fastenings, so that the beams appear as though without joinings (sine suturis). Polybius (xxiii. 18, 1) mentions a temple of Apollinias wife of King Attalus erected by the Cyzicenes for her worship. The great temple according to Dio Cassius 4) was the largest and most beautiful of all temples with monolith (?) columns 75 feet high and 24 in circumference. See Aristides "Paneg. Cyzic." i. p. 241; Malalas, p. 119 Ven. Aristides divides the great temple into M the xwra'yeTo, the, u. o'og and evrspqiog. Galleries or thoroughfares 3po'p.m ran through it in all directions. Were these side aisles? The temple of Apollo was built by Attalus II. Consult also " Hamilton's Researches," vol. p. 98--103, and Texier "Asie Mineure," t. ii. p. 167-76. The Cyzicenes seem to have acquired great reputation for their architecture. Vitruvius in the 6th chapter of his 6th book mentions " the Oeci Kugxnvof, as facing the north with a prospect towards the gardens, and having doors in the middle. They were of such length and breadth, that two triclinia with their accessories might stand in them opposite to each other. The windows, as...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123683870X
  • 9781236838704