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Elgin Marbles   /ˈɛldʒɪn mˈɑrbəlz/   Listen
Elgin Marbles

noun
1.
A collection of classical Greek marble sculptures and fragments of architecture created by Phidias; chiefly from the Parthenon in Athens.






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"Elgin Marbles" Quotes from Famous Books



... in 1856, "I went out at about twelve and visited the British Museum; an exceedingly tiresome affair. It quite crushes a person to see so much at once, and I wandered from hall to hall with a weary and heavy heart, wishing (Heaven forgive me!) that the Elgin marbles and the frieze of the Parthenon were all burnt into lime, and that the granite Egyptian statues were hewn and squared into ...
— Hawthorne - (English Men of Letters Series) • Henry James, Junr.

... tops are rare!— Our tops are spun with coils of care, Our dumps are no delight!— The Elgin marbles are but tame, And 'tis at best a sorry game To ...
— The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood • Thomas Hood



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