Skopas in Samothrace (The Katharine Asher Engel Lectures) Lehmann, Phyllis William
Northampton, MA, U.S.A. Smith College 1973 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
85 pages, consisting of 15 pages of text, about 19 pages of notes, & 52 illustrations. Book is in Very Good condition. From the text: "The Island of Samothrace, situated in the northernmost part of the windswept Aegean...was celebrated in antiquity for its mystery cult. To it came men and women, slaves and free men, to be initiated into noctural rites in honor of the Megaloi Theoi, the Great Gods of Samothrace - rites by means of which they believed that they would be protected, especially at sea, that they would become more pious, and which seem to have held out to them the hope of immortality. The fame of the Sanctuary and its cult, the specific rites and content of which might not be revealed to the uninitiate, caused it to be one of the first major classical sites to be excavated in modern times, along with such legendary places as Olympia, Troy, and Mycenae."