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"Greek Pictures - Drawn with Pen and Pencil" by J. Mahaffy - Published London 1890 - FREE ebook


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by John Mahaffy, Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin

Published London:  The Religious Tract Society - 1890

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CONTENTS AND LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

Greek National Dance
The Victor's Crown
Part of the Frieze of the Theatre of Dionysus, Athens
Map of Greece

CHAPTER I - INTRODUCTION

Jannina, capital of Epirus; one of the places ceded to Greece by the Berlin Treaty

Equestrian Figure from the Frireze of the Parthenon

Salamis

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CHAPTER II - FIRST IMPRESSIONS

A Greek Harvest Home

Homer

A Modern Greek in National Dress

A Greek Woman of Mantoudi in the National Dress

A Mountain View on the Gulf of Corinth

The Castle of Suli, in Epirus

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CHAPTER III - CORINTH

A Greek Musician

Ruins of the old Temple at Corinth

Ancient Greek Temple at Paestum

The Acro-Corinthus

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CHAPTER IV - MEGARA, ELEUSIS, AND DAPHNE

Straits of Salamis

The Monastery of Daphne

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CHAPTER V - THE PLAINS OF ATTICA

Sunium

Niches for Votive Offerings on the Sacred Way to Eleusis

Pireaus (restored), showing the Long Walls

The Mound at Marathon

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CHAPTER VI - ATHENS

The Acropolis from the South-west

Temple of Theseus and Acropolis from the West

Pericles

Sophocles

The Temple of Victory, Acropolis

The Steps and Propylaea of the Acropolis

Parthenon, Interior, Restored

A Caryatid from the Erechtheum

Figures from the Pediment of the Parthenon (British Museum)

The Erechtheum

The Areopagus

The Theatre of Dionysus at Athens

Stalls in the Theatre at Athens

Doric Capital and part of Shaft

Ionic Capital with Shaft

Ruins of the Temple of Jupiter Olympius (looking East)

Demosthenes

Attic Pottery

An Attic Tom Relief

Funeral Tablet from the Cerameicus, Athens

Muffled Figure, Tanagra

Ancient Greek Methods of Dressing the Hair (From the Tanagra Figurines)

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CHAPTER VII - CHRISTIAN ATHENS

The Laurium Silver Mines in Greece

Details of Byzantine Church Ornamentation

The Church of St. Theodore at Athens

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CHAPTER VIII - BOEOTIA

Head-dresses from the Tanagra Figurines

Terra-cotta Figurine, Tanagra

Specimens of Greek Artistic Dress

Ordinary Greek Dress

Aula with Praestas

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CHAPTER IX - PHOCIS-DELPHI

Mount Parnasus

Delphi as it is To-day

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CHAPTER X - THE PELOPONNESUS-ACHAEA

Greek Vases - Early Classical Period

Plan of the Theatre and Stadium at Sikyon

View on the Gulf of Corinth, near Vostitza

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CHAPTER XI - ELIS-OLYMPIA

Ruins of a Byzantine Church, near Elis

Greek Mountaineers

Greek Hospitality

Athlete using the Strigil or Flesh Brush (the Apoxyomenos of Lysippus)

Interior of the Great Temple at Olympia (restored)

Head of Zeus (Jupiter), known as the Otricoli Type

The Venus of Melos (now in the Louvre)

The Nike of Paeonius found at Olympia

A Warrior of Marathon (about 480 B.C.)

Aeschines the Orator (about 330 B.C.)

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CHAPTER XII - ARGOS, MYKENAE, AND TIRYNS

Citadel of Argos

The Gate of Lions at Mykenae

The Gulf of Nauplia

Nauplia, seen from Tiryns

Gold Cups found by Dr. Schliemann in Tombs at Mykenae

A Diadem of Gold from Mykanae

Pelasgic Masonry at Tiryns

Crete

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CHAPTER XIII - SPARTA, MESSENE, MAINA, AND ARCADIA

The Plain of Messene

The Valley of Sellasia

Ancient Sparta (restored)

Langgada Pass

A Greek 'Pappas,' or Priest

The Battle-field of Tegea

Temple of Apollo the Helper at Bassae

Karytena

Cascade of the Styx

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CHAPTER XIV - NORTHERN GREECE

Volo

Venetian Tower at Chalcis

Mount Olympus

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CHAPTER XV - THE GREEK ASPECTS OF MACEDONIA

General View of the Principal Monasteries of Meteora

Mount Athos

Monastery of Holy Trinity, Trikkala







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