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The British School at Athens1

Nature volume 85, pages 339341 (12 January 1911) | Download Citation



THE fifteenth volume of the “Annual of the British School at Athens” is somewhat less in bulk than its immediate predecessor. Probably its present length is about the extreme of what is convenient for a book of this format. The most important articles, as before, are those which describe the continuation of the work of the school at Sparta, which has been so successful, and has conferred such great distinction upon British archaeology in Greece. Mr. Dawkins, the director, describes the work generally, and the conclusion of the excavation of the sanctuary of Artemis Orthia, and Mr. Droop the pottery, with regard to which he has made important discoveries which have given us quite a new idea of the history of ceramic art in the Peloponnese. The long list of inscriptions recovered in the sanctuary of Artemis Orthia is finally disposed of by Mr. A. M. Woodward, who appends to his admirable and painstaking work a series of corrections of re-discovered inscriptions which had previously been copied by Fourmont.

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