The Elgin Marbles

The Elgin Marbles

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The Elgin Marbles, designed and executed by Phidias to adorn the Parthenon, are some of the most beautiful sculptures of ancient Greece. In 1801 Lord Elgin, then British ambassador to the Turkish government in Athens, had pieces of the frieze sawed off and removed to Britain, where they remain. Here Christopher Hitchens recounts the history of these precious sculptures and forcefully makes the case for their return to Greece.... Wycherly, a#39;is the culmination of Greek architecture.a#39; The subtle refinements which exploit the distortions of human vision have only ... was one of the a#39;sightsa#39; of Athens. In 362a€”363 the emperor Julian undertook extensive repairs as part of hisanbsp;...

Title:The Elgin Marbles
Author:Christopher Hitchens, Robert Browning, Graham Binns
Publisher:Verso - 1997


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