Sagen des Klassischen Altertums (page 1/2)

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[picture: The Book Cover]

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: 9

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: 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: The title page]

The title page

The text (in German) reads as follows, as best as I can make it out; corrections and an English translation would be very welcome: [more...] [$]

[picture: Herkules in Kampfe gegen die lernäische Schlange.]

Herkules in Kampfe gegen die lernäische Schlange.

The mighty hero Herakles (Hercules) is about to slay the Hydra. He appears to be barefoot and naked, but there is a lion-skin cloak on his back part of which conceals [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: The Book Cover]

The Book Cover

The cover of the book is red and black with gold foil. [$]

[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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