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A Classical and Topographical Tour Through Greece: During the Years 1801, 1805, and 1806 (Paperback)

Edward Dodwell

Edité par Cambridge Library Collection, United Kingdom, 2013
ISBN 10: 1108059996 / ISBN 13: 9781108059992
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Titre : A Classical and Topographical Tour Through ...

Éditeur : Cambridge Library Collection, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2013

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. 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, Volume 2 covers the end of his tour of 1805 and the whole of his final tour of 1806. Dodwell touches on the culture of contemporary Greece, covering also the Echinos ruins, the pass of Thermopylae, and the artefacts of Corinth. His detailed account, mixing travelogue with serious scholarship, remains of interest and relevance to classical archaeologists. N° de réf. du libraire AAZ9781108059992

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Synopsis : 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, Volume 2 covers the end of his tour of 1805 and the whole of his final tour of 1806. Dodwell touches on the culture of contemporary Greece, covering also the Echinos ruins, the pass of Thermopylae, and the artefacts of Corinth. His detailed account, mixing travelogue with serious scholarship, remains of interest and relevance to classical archaeologists.

Description du livre: The traveller and archaeologist Edward Dodwell (c.1776?1832) published this two-volume work in 1819. He made three tours of Greece, where he drew the ruins and discovered artefacts. His account of these journeys is a mix of travelogue and serious scholarship. It remains of great interest to classical archaeologists.

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