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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 Excerpt: ...molliora adhuc supra dictis, Myron fecit diligentia acdecor in Polycleto supra cseteros" (Quin. lib. xii. cap. 10). It is interesting to observe that the style is so well distinguished as CHARACTER OF THEIR WORK. 135 "harder, and like the Tuscan;" and the mention of Kalamis as "less stiff;" and of Myron, the sculptor of the Discobolus, as a still softer modeller. Two small statues of draped female figures showing the archaic form of drapery, which were found with the Egina statues, are thought to have stood one on each side of the apex of the pediment. For further illustration of the style of this period the bas-reliefs in the Museum at Athens, the Charioteer and others, casts of which are in the British Museum, should be noticed. The remarkable style in which the athletic points of the figures are displayed by the sculptor, has been attributed to the knowledge of the figure which he gained when he witnessed ths Olympic games, the victors in which were honoured by having statues made of them, often at the expense of their city or state, to be placed in the groves of the temples. THE ATHENIAN STYLE. At Athens we have already seen what the style of sculpture during the time of Pisiatratos and his successors (560--490 B.c.) was in the stiffness and archaic forms of the draperies, and we have noted the absence of any sculpture in the round in marble, at least so far as discovery has hitherto gone. But art and especially architecture had advanced; the Hekatompedon had been raised upon the Akropolis, though doomed with other buildings to speedy destruction by the Persians. This, however, only led to greater efforts to mark the national power when they had conquered their invaders. When the bones of Theseus were found in Skyros, one of the...