The Topography of Athens; Antiquities

The Topography of Athens; Antiquities

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...customs. Most of the choragic inscriptions still existing at Athens are of the latter part of the fourth century, but Chandler found one in a house near the monu ment of Lysicrates, as ancient as the year of anarchy, B. C..404; in which a blank was left for the name of the archon, and where the short vowels were used instead of H and.0, the Ionic alphabet of twenty-four letters not having been adopted until the archonship of Euclid in the succeeding year 403. The same form of inscription is found upon all these monu ments, and that of the monument of Thrasyllus, erected B.C. 320, differs not from those upon the choragic dedications of Aristides and Themistocles, about 485 B. C. (See Plutarch. Parall. in Arist. & Themist.) tained the Satyr, extending a cup, together with statues of Bacchus and Love, by Thymilusk There can be little doubt that the monument of Lysicrates was such a building as came under the description of a vaiog, and as the frize which represents in relief the destruction of the Tyrrhenian pirates by Bacchus and his dmmons," clearly shews that it was dedicated to the deity, who peculiarly presided over the exhibitions and buildings of this quarter of the city, one can hardly fail to conclude that, like the building just mentioned, which contained the three statues, it was a small temple of Bacchus; and one of the temples of the gods in the quarter of Tripodes, alluded to by Pausanias. The inscription upon the mojument of Lysicrates shews that it was raised in the archonship of Evmnetus, who held that oflice when Alexander the Great passed over into Asia', or about the 1 See page " Pausanias (Attic. c. 2.) describes Acratus as a 8alp.wv-rwv duel Atdvurow. The destruction of the pirates by Bacchus appears more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
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  • English
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