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" WHEN the Parthenon stood forth complete on the Acropolis of Athens in or about the year 438 BC, there was no other building in the whole of Greece comparable even in the mere extent and variety of its sculptures.1 Imagine a frieze 522 feet in length sculptured... "
The Sculptures of the Parthenon - Page 1
by Alexander Stuart Murray - 1903 - 173 pages
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The Reliquary & Illustrated Archæologist, Volume 10

1904
...is good and clear, and not unduly burdened with technicalities. This is the opening paragraph : "When the Parthenon stood forth complete on the Acropolis...comparable even in the mere extent and variety of its sculptures. Imagine a frieze 522 ft. in length sculptured all along with figures nearly half life size,...
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Wonders of the World as Seen and Described by Great Writers

Esther Singleton - 1912 - 359 pages
...with it for beauty of design or faultlessness of execution. THE SCULPTURES OF THE PARTHENON AS MURRAY WHEN the Parthenon stood forth complete on the Acropolis of Athens in or about the year 438 B. c., there was no other building in the whole of Greece comparable even in the mere extent and variety...
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