The Elgin Affair

The Elgin Affair

The Abduction of Antiquity's Greatest Treasures and the Passions It Aroused

Book - 1997
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the theft in 1800 of Greek sculptures from the Parthenon by British ambassador Lord Elgin, and the long battle between Greece and England for their ownership

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Drawing on letters, diaries, official government reports and memoranda, divorce proceedings, and on his own earlier work on the subject, the author recreates the controversial story of what has been called the greatest art theft in history. He brings to life this tale of intrigue and ruin, and concludes with the latest battles between the Greek and English governments over the rightful ownership of the priceless Greek sculptures that adorned the Parthenon in Athens for more than 2,000 years and now reside in the British Museum. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

& Taylor

Recounts the nineteenth-century abduction of the Elgin Marbles, ancient Greek statues that now reside in the British Museum, in a story that features Napoleon, Lady Hamilton, Lord Byron, Keats, and other famous figures.

Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Little, Brown, c1997
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781559703864
Characteristics: xvi, 238 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm


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