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Lord Elgin and the Marbles

William St. Clair


Ever since the sculptures from the Parthenon arrived in England at the beginning of the last century, they have caused controversy. Based on a study of both original records and recent discoveries, this book is a historical account of the extraordinary circumstances in which the Elgin Marbles were acquired, of the tremendous impact which they made on modern appreciation of Greek art, and of the bitter reaction of Napoleon, Byron, and many others to their appropriation. In the last chapters of this third edition, the text now adds further fuel to the controversy by revealing for the first time ... More

Keywords: sculptures, Parthenon, Elgin Marbles, Greek art, British Museum

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Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780192880536
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William St. Clair, author

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