Beacon Lights of History, Volume 01 eBook

John Lord
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 228 pages of information about Beacon Lights of History, Volume 01.
The glory and dignity of art
The connection of plastic with literary art
Architecture, the first expression of art
Peculiarities of Egyptian and Assyrian architecture
Ancient temples, tombs, pyramids, and palaces
General features of Grecian architecture
The Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian orders
Simplicity and beauty of their proportions... 
The horizontal lines of Greek and the vertical lines of
  Gothic architecture
Assyrian, Egyptian, and Indian sculpture
Superiority of Greek sculpture
Ornamentation of temples with statues of gods, heroes, and
  distinguished men
The great sculptors of antiquity
Their ideal excellence
Antiquity of painting in Babylon and Egypt
Its gradual development in Greece
Famous Grecian painters
Decline of art among the Romans
Art as seen in literature
Literature not permanent without art
Artists as a class
Art a refining influence rather than a moral power
Authorities

LITERARY GENIUS.

The Greek and Roman classics.

Richness of Greek classic poetry
Homer
Greek lyrical poetry
Pindar
Dramatic poetry
Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides
Greek comedy:  Aristophanes
Roman poetry
Naevius, Plautus, Terence
Roman epic poetry:  Virgil
Lyrical poetry:  Horace, Catullus
Didactic poetry:  Lucretius
Elegiac poetry:  Ovid, Tibullus
Satire:  Horace, Martial, Juvenal
Perfection of Greek prose writers
History:  Herodotus
Thucydides, Xenophon
Roman historians
Julius Caesar
Livy
Tacitus
Orators
Pericles
Demosthenes
Aeschines
Cicero
Learned men:  Varro
Seneca
Quintilian
Lucian
Authorities

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

Volume I.

Agape, or Love Feast among the Early Christians Frontispiece After the painting by J.A.  Mazerolle.

Procession of the Sacred Bull Apis-Osiris
After the painting by E.F.  Bridgman.

Driving Sacrificial Victims into the Fiery Mouth of Baal
After the painting by Henri Motte.

Apollo Belvedere
From a photograph of the statue in the Vatican, Rome.

Confucian Temple, Forbidden City, Pekin
From a photograph.

The School of Plato
After the painting by O. Knille.

Socrates Instructing Alcibiades
After the painting by H.F.  Schopin.

Socrates
From the bust in the National Museum, Naples.

Pericles and Aspasia in the Studio of Phidias
After the painting by Hector Le Roux.

Zeuxis Choosing Models from among the Beauties of Kroton for his Picture
  of Helen
After the painting by E. Pagliano.

Homer
From the bust in the National Museum, Naples.

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