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Pnyx, from Mars Hill--A scene in the country of King Codrus, who reignd in Greece at the same time Saul ruled over Israel
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Pnyx, from Mars Hill--A scene in the country of King Codrus, who reignd in Greece at the same time Saul ruled over Israel
Title:
Pnyx, from Mars Hill--A scene in the country of King Codrus, who reignd in Greece at the same time Saul ruled over Israel [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Pnyx
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.9 cm ( 10 x 7 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(I.Samuel, xvii:15.)--'But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.' While Saul was reigning over the Jews, Codrus was reigning over the Athenians as their last king. And it is remarkable that Saul being defeated by the Philistines put an end to his life, and that Codrus fell a voluntary sacrifice in battle against the Dorians. We give this view of the Pnyx from Mars Hill to illustrate a scene in Athens over which Codrus reigned at the very time that Saul ruled over the Israelites. The Pnyx is a huge artificial terrace or platform 395 feet long by 312 feet wide, the upper margin of which is cut out of the rock. It was upon this platform that the Athenians held their political assemblies. Here was the orator's stage, and here it is supposed Demosthenes delivered many of his great orations." Copyright year and photographer's name are printed at the bottom of the photograph
A flat, terrace-like walkway, lined with trees cuts across the photograph
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5604 LVii330CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries