Lysippos

Lysippos

Lysippos

Lysippos

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This book is designed to be a critical consideration of all materials that may be expected, or have been expected, to afford contributions to our knowledge of Lysippos. Most of the topics here discussed have often been discussed previously; and in general I have presented not only my own conclusions, but also the conclusions of others, so that the reader may balance the various arguments (or weigh the various authorities) and form his own opinions.

The usefulness of such a study was suggested to me by Professor David M. Robinson, of Johns Hopkins University, and my dissertation for the doctorate was written under his direction and presented in 1921. It contained ten chapters, to which Chapters III-XII of this book correspond; but all except Chapter VI have been revised very thoroughly, and the first two chapters are wholly new. At all stages of the work I have received a great deal of assistance of all kinds from Professor Robinson. During my two years at the University of Illinois, my work was much facilitated by the funds liberally assigned by Dean Daniels of the Graduate School; and most of the illustrations are reproduced from material owned by that university.

Through the courtesy of Professor Wilhelm Kroll, I saw in 1926 the proofs of Lippold's article on Lysippos, written for Pauly-Wissowa. From it I gleaned two new passages for the appendix, but my study was already in virtually its final form. At about the same time I read Waldhauer's little book on Lysippos, which had been published in 1923. As this is in the Russian language and has not been reviewed, so far as I have observed, in the archaeological journals, it may be useful to give a short account of it.

The book consists of forty-one pages of text and thirty full-page illustrations. There are three chap-

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