Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa; Greece, Egypt and the Holy Land Volume 6, PT. 2

Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa; Greece, Egypt and the Holy Land Volume 6, PT. 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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...Plates 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, 11. Lond.KM. (3) Under the figure in the left niche: BAIIAEYSANTIOXOIBAIlAEnSANTIOXOY Under the figure in the middle niche: 4!AOnAnnnXEni0ANOYIBHXAIEYI Upon the pilaster between these niches: C-IVLIVS CF. FABIA ANTIOCHVS-PIIILOPAPPVS COS.FRATER ARVALIS ALLECTVS INTER PRAETORIOS AB IMP-CAESARE NERVA TRAIANO OPTIMO-AVGVSTO GERMAN ICO DACICO See Stuart's Athens, vat. III. c, 5. (4) Ibid. p. 36. he is represented on many monuments of the tri-Chap. umphs of that emperor; and his figure here corre-sponds with the image of him which is preserved upon the arch of Beneventum in Italy. On either side, in square compartments, were seen the attendants preceding and following the triumphal car. "When Stuart visited Athens, it was not more perfect than it is now; but he was fortunate enough to discover, at the bottom of the hill, two statues that had stood erect, in Roman habits; and these, being exactly in the same style of workmanship with the sculptures still remaining on the monument, he supposed to have stood above the two central pilasters6. But if this be true, there were probably two other figures above the remaining pilasters at the sides, to complete the symmetry of the work; which might thus admit of easy restoration from the hand of an artist willing to represent the whole of this most stately monument as it originally appeared. The statues mentioned by Stuart disappeared about thirty years after he left Athens7. (5) All that now remains of this superb structure is exhibited by an Engraving annexed to the Quarto Edition of these Travels, Vol. III. p. 544, from a Drawing made upon the spot by Premtx, in 1800. (6) See Stuart's Athens, vol. III. p. 36. (7) In 1785. See Stuart's Athens, ibid. Note (a). VOL. VI. X Chap....show more

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  • 9781236617460