St. Nicholas Volume 23

St. Nicholas Volume 23

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... the brazen tablets recording the celebrities and benefactors of his native town. If he died on this field of honor, --as was often the case, even in the flush of victory, --he became almost an idol in the public esteem, and his family was ennobled and enriched by public decree. The Olympic festival, the details of which by common Greek consent were in charge of the means, was supposed to be under the direct care of Olympian Zeus, the father of the gods, and the locality where the sports were held was _sa""-d 8T!1I11-Olympia was scarcely a town; If rather a collection of temples and public Puddings exhibiting the noblest art of Greece "1 SCUIPIIIFB, painting, and architecture. The fizlsht excavations made by the Greek and 13" Ve"1m6I1tS (I375-81) have made clear to "5 _the Plan of the place, and uncovered "WY Interesting relics of ancient art. The Llrliiidfangcie called the Altis was peculiarly saof H: er1;I1h_ here stood the temples of Zeus and treasure his wife, and of other deities, with the Inthe H-lguses of many of the Greek states. the Uodsl Sliiwas the high altar of the father. of mad; Of, and near-by the colossal statue of him, of Sc"! ti'-3 and ivory by Phidias, the greatest Seven 'PY3.--a work considered one of the Scarce "011 ers of the world. Athens itself Olym Lctfntalflfid greater maryels of art than "me IE"; it all the skill and' pride of 'the Greek Ofth _ emselves to making the site worthy e national importance of the festival. fggiehiztgholuf the whole of Greece. Some of but an fie Sebected as representatives of states, Um_verl;ale' 0111 Greek could enter for himself. was prodpeace during the month of the games enas anglllrd by heralds...show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 685g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775929
  • 9781236775924