Sagen des Klassischen Altertums (page 1/2)

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Images from Die schönsten Sagen des Klassischen Altertums (the most beautiful legends of classical antiquity) by Gustav Schwab, 1888.

At least part of this book seems to be online at www.sagen.at. If you don’t speak read German, you can enter the URL into the Google search bar and get a machine translation of the pages.

Title: Sagen des Klassischen Altertums

Author: Schwab, Gustav

Published by: J. M. Gebhardt's Berlag

City: Leipzig

Date: 1882

Total items: 10

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Odysseus und Polyphem]

Odysseus und Polyphem

Odysseus and Polyphem [more...] [$]

[picture: Apollo beschuekt die Leiche Hektors]

Apollo beschuekt die Leiche Hektors

Hector tried to tire [Achilles] by running around the walls of Troy with Achilles in hot pursuit. He caught him on the third lap around and killed him. He then took his armor, tied the corpse behind his chariot and dragged him behind it around the walls of Troy. Even after he buried Patroclus and sacrificed many, many animals to him, he still dragged [...]Characters of Greek Mythology, established by Tonya James] [more...] [$]

[picture: Crumbling elegance: floriated tailpiece with criblé background]

Crumbling elegance: floriated tailpiece with criblé background

This typographic decoration was printed as a tail-piece at the end of a chapter. The stippled white dots on a black background are called a criblé effect; this style was popular in the sixteenth century, and it’s possible that the wood-engraving for this ornament was old, although more likely it’s a nineteenth-century German copy. It has vine leaves and a [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Chapterhead with urns and winged lions]

Chapterhead with urns and winged lions

This chapterhead piece features winged lions (griffins, or gryphons), leaves and vines, and a central device that might be suggestive of a Medusa figure. It was used at the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Odysseus toetet die Freier]

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Images from Die schönsten Sagen des Klassischen Altertums (the most beautiful legends of classical antiquity) by Gustav Schwab, 1888.

At least part of this book seems to be online at www.sagen.at. If you don’t speak read German, you can enter the URL into the Google search bar and get a machine translation of the pages.


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