Xanthian Marbles, the Nereid Monument

Xanthian Marbles, the Nereid Monument

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...the Bowyer God, are other traces of relationship to the Southern Lycia, where the worship of Apollo became so renowned. However, this characteristic is not more Lycian than Trojan--a point that may lead to the explanation of the offset or colony. The coast of Asia Minor, as Strabo remarks, was studded with fanes of Apollo with various titles (among others he notices that of Chrysa, mentioned by Homer). Apollo is the great defender of Troy, --their chief Olympian ally; the river Xanthus is his of right, and the Panthoidae are his hereditary priests; and in his speech to Hector he declares himself occupant of the citadel, and assumes the title Chrysaor--of the Golden Sword, which is associated with the centre of a league of Carian cities.f Other traces of the relation of Lycia and Troy, are to be found in the names of Lycian towns, as well as in parallelisms of mythology of the most striking kind. The alliance at the Trojan war argues as much, and supports the probability of previous co-operation. To attempt to disentangle the meshes of migrating populations in Asia, is hopeless; but it may be worth notice, that anterior to the war of Troy, occurred the great expedition of Mysians and Teucrians, --Teucrians whom one legend derives, like the Lycians, from Crete; they passed over into Europe, conquered the t Strabo, iv. whole of Thessaly to the Peneus, and penetrated even to the Ionian sea. The Paeonians of Thrace long after, ascribed their origin to settlers who had formed part of this expedition;f and Paeonians accordingly are among the allies of the Trojans in the Iliad; and the tradition of their origin is farther supported by the medical import of their leaders' names, Paeon, Akessamenos, which, according to Muller, intimate a reference to the...
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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236566742
  • 9781236566744