Handbook of Greek Archaeology: Vases, Bronzes, Gems, Sculpture, Terra-Cottas, Mural Paintings, Architecture, Etc.

Handbook of Greek Archaeology: Vases, Bronzes, Gems, Sculpture, Terra-Cottas, Mural Paintings, Architecture, Etc.

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Handbook of Greek Archaeology: Vases, Bronzes, Gems, Sculpture, Terra-Cottas, Mural Paintings, Architecture, Etc.

Handbook of Greek Archaeology: Vases, Bronzes, Gems, Sculpture, Terra-Cottas, Mural Paintings, Architecture, Etc.

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To the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland I ascribe the origin of this book. By their choice the subject of the Rhind Lectures in Edinburgh for 1887 was "Greek Archæology," and at their invitation I endeavoured to explain to a public audience the main features of that subject.

Afterwards, when a question of publication arose, it seemed the best course to make those lectures serve as the basis of a "Handbook of Greek Archæology," for which there were many demands. There has been delay in carrying out this plan, but the delay has been caused chiefly by the extensive additions and alterations which were necessary to meet the purpose of a Handbook.

In choosing the title, "Handbook of Greek Archæology," I could not but reflect on the changes that have come about since 1848, when the third and last edition appeared, of C. O. Müller's famous "Handbuch der Archæologie der Kunst." One would have expected that a book, so singularly useful and successful in its time, would have passed through . . .

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