Essay on Art and Archaelogy

Essay on Art and Archaelogy

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...inscription relating to Salutaris is at least as late as A.D. 102, when probably a great reaction had taken place against the new doctrines, and devout men like Salutaris did all in their power to foster and cherish old local superstition. It should be here remarked that it was this mention of the Magnesian and Koressian Gates in the inscription which gave Mr. Wood his first clue to the site of the temple. Having found the Magnesian Gate, he proceeded to look for the portico, built by the Sophist Damianos in the second century A.D., which led from that gate to the temple, and of which the purpose was to protect from bad weather those who took part in the procession. Mr. Wood succeeded in tracing the line of this portico for some distance outside the city. It followed the line of an ancient road, and pointed in the direction of the plain at the foot of Ayasoluk. Another road tended in the same direction, starting from a gate near the Stadion, which Mr. Wood rightly assumed to be the Koressian Gate mentioned in the Salutaris inscription. Advancing northward towards the point where these two roads tended to converge, he came upon an ancient wall, an inscription on which showed that it was the Per-ibolos of the Artemision;"3 after which, to find the site of the temple itself was only a matter of time. It is interesting to compare the enactments in the Salutaris inscription which direct how the sacred statues are to be carried in procession through the city, under the escort of the Ephebi, with the description of a procession in honour of Artemis in that curious Greek romance the " Ephesiaca " of Xenophon. He tells us in very graphic language how at a certain festival at Ephesos the virgins of the city richly dressed, and all...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742206
  • 9781236742209