A History of Greek Sculpture Volume 2

A History of Greek Sculpture 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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...Propylaea were in progress. All that is certain as to date is that in the year B.c. 4o9 there were still a considerable number of details incomplete in the new Erechtheum, including the frieze or part of it.1 The architecture of the temple is of the Ionic order, and full of difficult problems arising from the complicated formation of the acropolis at this point, and the manner in which this formation was taken advantage of by the architect or architects.2 1 A Greek inscription, now in in Athen, ii. p. 15; and lastly the British Museum, dated B.c. Rangabe in the Mittheilungen d. 409, contains a report of what was Inst. Arch, in Athen, 1882, p. 258, then incomplete, drawn up by a pi. 10. commission appointed for the Besides the inscription here purpose. This inscription is pub-mentioned, five other fragments lished in the Anc. Gr. Inscriptions have been found referring to of the Brit. Museum, No. 35, with moneys paid on the works of the a full statement by Mr. Newton of Erechtheum, including sums paid the many architectural problems for parts of the frieze, the date involved in a comparison of the assigned to this last item being inscription with the temple as it b.C. 408. See Corpus Inscr. Ait. now exists. Since then those i., No. 324. All the inscriptions problems have been repeatedly referring to the building of this investigated by a number of compe-temple are collected by Michaelis tent authorities, among whom may in his edition of Jahn's Pausaniae be mentioned, Fergusson in the Descriptio Arcis Athenarum, p. Transactions of the R. Inst. of 44 fol. Brit. Architects, 1876; Michaelis Rangabe, loc. cit., p. 272, gives in the Mittheilungen d. Inst. Arch, two architects, Archilochos mentioned in the fragment c.i..v. i. No. napivx, TM, e'ori piv otic...
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