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A Classical and Topographical Tour through Greece

A Classical and Topographical Tour through Greece
During the Years 1801, 1805, and 1806
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  • Date Published: March 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108060004

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  • The archaeologist Edward Dodwell (c.1776–1832) published this two-volume work in 1819. Elected an honorary member of Berlin's Royal Academy in 1816, Dodwell had been educated at Cambridge, toured France and Germany, and lived in Rome and Naples. Writing extensively on Greek antiquity, he made three tours of Greece, where he produced hundreds of drawings, recording in particular the Athenian Acropolis and the city walls of Argos. He also collected coins and discovered or acquired many valuable artefacts, notably bronzes and vases. Including reproductions of his accomplished illustrations, the volumes cover his visits to such places as Corfu, Mount Parnassus, Thebes and Attica, and to the Echinos ruins and the pass of Thermopylae, also taking in the artefacts of Corinth. His detailed account, mixing travelogue with serious scholarship, remains of interest and relevance to classical archaeologists.

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    • Date Published: March 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108060004
    • dimensions: 257 x 175 x 66 mm
    • weight: 2.206kg
    • contains: 115 b/w illus. 2 colour illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Preparations for our voyage to Greece
    2. Compendium of the history of Corcyra
    3. Beginning of my second tour
    4. Departure from Mesaloggion
    5. Departure for Salona
    6. From Krisso to Kastri
    7. From Kastri to Distomo
    8. To Skripou, anciently Orchomenos
    9. Thebes, Kadmeia
    10. Monument of Lysikrates
    11. Entrance to the Acropolis
    12. The Areiopagus
    13. Way to the Piraeus
    14. Attic rivers
    15. Travelling in Attica
    16. The island of Aegina. Volume 2:
    1. General remarks, and miscellaneous customs
    2. Journey to Thessaly
    3. To Zetoun, remains of Lamia
    4. Return to Athens
    5. Departure from Athens
    6. Tour of Argolis
    7. Tour of Epidauria
    8. Departure from Corinth
    9. To Palaio Phanari, probably Phrixa
    10. From Messene to the khan of Sakona
    11. Ruins of Sparta
    12. To Zaraka, on the lake of Stymphalos
    Appendix
    Inscriptions
    Index.

  • Author

    Edward Dodwell

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