By R. E Wycherley

Interpreting the monuments of Athens in mild of literature, R. E. Wycherley brings ahead of us town the ancients knew. Philosophers, statesmen, tourists, dramatists, poets, inner most citizens--the phrases of some of these recommend how town checked out a number of classes, how its monuments got here to be equipped, and the way they served the folk in everyday life. Professor Wycherley concentrates at the classical interval, illustrating his paintings with plans, reconstructions, and photographs.

Originally released in 1978.

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From Cape Sounion come the earliest examples of monumental marble sculpture from Athens or Attica. Long before there is any evidence for a temple, the sanctuary of Poseidon was filled with kouroi, large marble statues of striding nude males. 05 meters high. Other kouroi were added to the sanctuary during the course of the sixth century, and fragments of no fewer than thirteen examples have been recovered in the excavations. The early appearance and large number of such impressive and expensive votives at Sounion suggest that the area may have been home to one of the richer aristocratic families of Athens, the Alkmaionidai, who were said by Herodotos and Aristotle to have had their landholdings on the coast.

There is another grave for the Boiotians of Plataia and the slaves; for slaves fought then for the first time. There is a separate tomb for Miltiades, son of Kimon. 5 kilometers from the soros and the battlefield, and the fact that none of the skeletons show signs of wounds. ). Finally, two nine- 51 50 E A R LY A N D A R C H A I C A T H E N S 50. Ionic marble column capital of the trophy for the Battle of Marathon. ] teenth-century travelers, Leake and Clarke, each saw a second, smaller tumulus near the soros during their visits to Marathon.

It is referred to repeatedly in ancient sources and seems to be ref lected in literally dozens of black-figured hydrias (water jars) of the period, painted with scenes showing young maidens drawing water from a fountain house. Also established in this southeastern part of town was a monumental altar dedicated to Pythian Apollo by Peisistratos the Younger in 522/1, the same year he dedicated the Altar of the Twelve Gods in the Agora. ] Left 34. c. Right 35. Black-figured water jar (hydria) showing young women at a fountain house.

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