The Parthenon at Athens

Greek and Roman Life: An Exhibition Guide

A Woman Spinning
From page 143

Today’s free book is a profusely illustrated guide (264 images!) to an exhibition at the British Museum in the 1920s. This public domain title was digitised using my new overhead scanning equipment from a copy of the book from Terence C. Mitchell’s library.

British Museum, A Guide to the Exhibition Illustrating Greek and Roman Life with a frontispiece and Two Hundred and Sixty-Four Illustrations, 2nd edn. London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1920. Hbk. pp.232. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  1. Political Inscriptions and Slavery
  2. Coins
  3. Drama
  4. Shipping
  5. Religious and Superstition
  6. Athletics
  7. Gladiators and the Arena
  8. Chariot-Racing and the Circus
  9. Arms and Armour
  10. House and Furniture
  11. Dress and Toilet
  12. Domestic Arts
  13. Trade
  14. Weights and Scales
  15. Tools, Building and Sculpture
  16. Horses and Chariots
  17. Agriculture
  18. Industrial Arts
  19. Medicine and Surgery
  20. Measures and Instruments
  21. Infancy, Toys
  22. Education, With Writing and Painting
  23. Games
  24. Marriage
  25. Music and Dancing
  26. Domestic and Pet Animals; Flowers
  27. Methods of Burial

Main image: The Parthenon at Athens by timeflies1955 from Pixabay