British Museum; The Townley Gallery Volume . 2

British Museum; The Townley Gallery Volume . 2

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...his daughter Eutychia, who is stated to have lived nine years, nine months, twelve days, and fotu hours: V D. M. EVTYCHIAE EVTYCHION ' 'PATER. CARISSIMAE BENEMERENTI. POSV vi. AN. viiii. M. viiii. D. XII. H. iiii. i It was found in the Villa Pelluchi, near the Pincian Gate at Rome. Height, eleven inches, exclusive of the cover, by eleven inches six-eighths in width. Room V. No. 21. An Etruscan cinerary Urn, in baked clay. Upon the cover is a recumbent female figure represented asleep, her head resting on a pillow. A bas-relief in front represents Echetlus fighting with a ploughshare for the Greeks at the battle of Marathon. The following is the account which Pausanias gives of this combat. It happened, he says, as they relate, that a man in appearance and dress like a rustic, brought them assistance; Who, when he had destroyed many of the barbarians with a ploughshare, suddenly vanished: nor, when the Athenians inquired of the oracle who this unknown person was, could they get any other answer than that they Should worship the hero Echetlus '7. Upon the border of the urn, over the bas-relief, is a short' inscription, slightly cut into the clay, in 17 Euvffin Bi, oi; Aiyouvzv, Zivdgm iv vii peixp aruezfiou, #5 J30; xx 'I31: erxsuiqw a'a'yeaTxav' advo; =ra'iv Baefiaiewv vra7.7Loi1; )wm'av.centsgyz:5a'centszg ""'E% 45-'T54 'T3 ipyvv fir aZcentsami;' iea img 3% 'A0nm4'a: , 5a'3.2.o /sir 5 3535 E; cents =r3 'i'pcentsgmsv oi-5i.v, 'rt/ceiv gi"Exew7l.centsi'av iziksuasv iigwa. Pausan. Attica, c. xxxii. " Qua. imagine," says Osann, 'Sylloge Inscr. Antiq. Graec. et I-at-, -fol.-Lips.-et Darmst. 1834, p..231, " in Etruscisshow more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236498097
  • 9781236498090