The Topography of Athens, with Some Remarks on Its Antiquities

The Topography of Athens, with Some Remarks on Its Antiquities

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ... we learn that it served as a place of shelter to the people whenever a sudden fall of rain interrupted the scenic representations of the theatre.' The only situation which we can suppose the Lenaeum to have occupied, is immediately below the theatre to the south; for, not to mention the extreme improbability of any but the lowest part of the city having ever borne the name of the marshes (Aipwaw), which we have already' seen to have been the name of the quarter where stood the Lenaeum', there is suflicient evidence to shew that.the Lenasum was not on the eastern or o_n the western side of the theatre: it will presently be seen that the eastern side was occupied by another building, and it is observable, that in proceeding westward from the theatre towards the propylma of the Acropolis, Pausanias speaks of other monuments without noticing the Lena=.u, m. ' Pausan. Arcad, c. 45. " Post scenam' porticus sunt coustituendae, uti cum imbres ludos interpellaverint, habeat populus, quo se recipiat extheatre: choragiaque laxamentum habeant ad chorum parandum, uti sunt porticus Pompeiana: itemque Athenis porticus Eumenia, patrisque Liberi fanum et exeuntibus e theatro sinistra parte Odeium, quod Athenis Pericles columnis lapideis disposuit naviumque malis et antennis e spoliis Persicis pertexuit. Vitruv. l. 5, . c. 9. Pausanias does not expressly acquaint us, Srqeetof whether the' street of Tripodes conducted toT"pode' the temple or to-the theatre of Bacchus; but it is evident, that, situated as have supposed the Prytaneium and Lenaeum to have been, the former under the north-eastern angle of the Acropolis, and the latter to the south of the Dionysiac theatre, no street leading in a direct line from the one...show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236881249
  • 9781236881243