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The Elgin Affair: The True Story of the Greatest Theft in History

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by Theodore Vrettos
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The Elgin Affair: The True Story of the Greatest Theft in History by Theodore Vrettos

Almost two hundred years after they were "purchased" from Greece, the finest and most famous marbles of antiquity still remain a burning issue. This compelling, controversial story of the Elgin marbles re-creates in full and colorful detail "the greatest art theft in history," a steamy tale of obsession, intrigue, adultery, and ruin. As the British ambassador to the Sublime Porte in Constantinople, Lord Elgin encountered in his endeavors some of the most famous names of nineteenth-century history: Napoleon, Sultan Selim III, Lord Nelson, Lord Byron, and Keats. Drawing on original source material—letters, diaries, official government reports, and memoranda, Vrettos brilliantly brings to life these fascinating stories.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 256
Size: 4.2 MB
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Date published:   2011
ISBN: 9781628721805 (DRM-EPUB)

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