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A flat terrace-like walkway, lined with trees cuts across the photograph

Title Pnyx, from Mars Hill--A scene in the country of King Codrus, who reignd in Greece at the same time Saul ruled over Israel
Additional Titles Earthly Footsteps of The Man of Galilee Being Three Hundred and Eighty-Four Original Photographic Views and Descriptions of the Places Connected with the Earthly Life of Our Lord and His Apostles Traced with Note Book and Camera showing where Christ was born, brought up, baptized, tempted, transfigured and crucified, together with the scenes of his prayers, tears, miracles and sermons, and also places made sacred by the labors of his apostles, from Jerusalem to Rome by Bishop John H. Vincent, D.D., LL.D., Rev. James W. Lee, D.D., and R.E.M. Bain. London: W.A. Hammond, Holborn Hall, E.C.
Co-Author W.A. Hammond, Holborn Hall, E.C.
Publisher St. Louis
Creation Date 1894
Notes Photograph is printed in a book with a description beneath
printed description: "(I.Samuel, xvii:15.)--'But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.'While Saul was reigning over the Jews, Codrus was reigning over the Athenians as their last king. And it is remarkable that Saul being defeated by the Philistines put an end to his life, and that Codrus fell a voluntary sacrifice in battle against the Dorians. We give this view of the Pynx from Mars Hill to illustrate a scene in Athens over which Codrus reigned at the very time that Saul ruled over the Israelites. The Pynx is a huge artificial terrace or platform 395 feet long by 312 feet wide, the upper margin of which is cut out of the rock. It was upon this platform that the Athenians held their political assemblies. Here was the orator's stage, and here it is supposed Demosthenes delivered many of his great orations." Copyright year and photographer's name are at the bottom of the photograph.
Format 1 item : b&w
25.4 x 17.9 cm ( 10 x 7 in)..
Host Item CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5604 LVii330CAJS
Description A flat terrace-like walkway, lined with trees cuts across the photograph
Language English
System Number 997000064720405171
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