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.
The cover of the book is red and black with gold foil.
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...]
Achilles and the envoys of the Greeks engraved by M. Laemmel (?) after Jean August Dominique Ingres.
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...]
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