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. 1902 Excerpt: ...and his own defeat. The result of the contest is thus clearly enough indicated by the attitude of the two chief figures--the confident and ...Read MoreThis 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. 1902 Excerpt: ...and his own defeat. The result of the contest is thus clearly enough indicated by the attitude of the two chief figures--the confident and triumphant gesture of the goddess, who perhaps grasped a branch of the tree with her left hand,1 and the hasty retreat of Posidon, who practically acknowledges his defeat, speak for themselves; there is no need of messengers to declare the decision, nor of jurors to arbitrate. Behind each is a chariot, which serves, as at Olympia, to frame the central group, and to facilitate the transition from its colossal size to the smaller scale of the subordinate figures. The chariot of Athena is driven by her constant attendant, Nike, who here serves also to typify her victory; the chariot of Posidon has also a female charioteer, probably his consort, Amphitrite. Beside the horses on either side is another figure. These two have been interpreted as Hermes and Iris, the messengers and heralds of the gods, who may appropriately be present to marshal the rival claimants for the land; their position and action is inconsistent with the suggestion that they are sent to carry a message from Zeus to the two competing deities. i B. M. Catalogue, 339. 13. Behind the charioteers on either side, the rest of the pedimental field is filled with a number of subordinate figures which have given rise to a very great variety of interpretations. A bare enumeration of these would require a considerable space, but, if we exclude mere random guesses, we may distinguish two main principles of interpretation, one or other of which is predominant in the more probable theories. Either these figures represent a series of minor divinities or of heroes, or else they are to be regarded as a series of local personifications serving to indicate the place where t...Read Less
Acceptable. 1968 Hardcover REPRINT Edition illus., plans. xvi, 579 p. Former Library book. Reprint of the 1902 ed. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Very Good. Octavo, 9" tall, xvi + 579 pages with intertextual illustrations, black and white plates + 2 fold out maps and 2 full page maps with extra color, gilt titles, top fore-edge and decorations, blue cloth. A very good, clean copy over all BUT with a professor's marginal notations to approximately 20 pages (some in pencil, some ink), minor exterior shelf wear; hinges cracked but secure, internal binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, with the previous owner's bookplate and yellowing caused by newspaper clipping on the front endpaper.
Photos. Fair. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Fair. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 2nd. Prt. Rear gutter split down 3 inches from top, spine ends chipped, cors. worn. Blue cloth w/gilt on spine & gilt border at top spine & cvr. TEG Innards are shaken, hinges cracked, text clean & tight w/one detatched photo laid in. Usual lib. marks. Good research copy.
New. No dust jacket as issued. xvi, 579 p. illus., plans. 24 cm. Includes: Illustrations, Plans. Gift Quality. Brand New. Fast Arrival. Pristine. Immaculate. Carefully Packed in Bubble Wrap. Reprint of the 1902 ed. Fold out included.
Reader copy. Book shows some signs of age with fading & some damage to cover. Has some tanning to page edges. Glue marks to inside front cover & end paper. However still tightly bound and a very readable copy. Usually ships in 2 working days. Some creasing/wear to cover but still tightly bound & a very readable book. Usually ships within 2 working days.
Fair. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7ï¿½"-9ï¿½" tall 579pp., text clean and bright, copious b/w plates, some with tissue guards. Edges untrimmed, gilt top edge. Highly decorated gilt on blue cloth. Spine considerably darkened, covers rubbed. A worthy rebind. Plate to pastedown.
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