A Classical and Topographical Tour through Greece 2 Volume Set: During the Years 1801, 1805, and 1806

A Classical and Topographical Tour through Greece 2 Volume Set: During the Years 1801, 1805, and 1806

by Edward Dodwell

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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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ISBN-13: 9781108060004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2013
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology
Pages: 1298
Product dimensions: 10.04(w) x 7.09(h) x 2.56(d)

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.

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