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  • adj. Pentelic

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  • They cut the Pentelican marble as if it were snow, and their perfect works in architecture and sculpture seemed things of course, not more difficult than the completion of

    Representative Men

  • Rome would not discharge the cost of the gilding of this temple in our days, it amounting to above twelve thousand talents; the pillars were cut out of Pentelican marble, of a length most happily proportioned to their thickness; these we saw at Athens; but when they were cut anew at Rome and polished, they did not gain so much in embellishment, as they lost in symmetry, being rendered too taper and slender.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Mnesicles of Pentelican marble at a cost of 2012 talents, which is the equivalent of about four millions of American dollars.

    Conversion of a High Priest into a Christian Worker

  • On the highest part of the platform of the Acropolis, not more than 300 feet from the entrance-buildings just described, stood and yet stands, though shattered and mutilated, The Parthenon, justly celebrated throughout the world, erected of white Pentelican marble, under the direction of Callicrates, Ictinus and Carpion and adorned with the finest sculptures from the hand of Phidias.

    Conversion of a High Priest into a Christian Worker

  • And the tiles on the roof are not of baked earth; but Pentelican marble, to imitate tiles.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 8 Italy and Greece, Part Two

  • But, whether floating invisibly in the water, shell of infusoria in the seas, marble asleep in the Pentelican hills, constituting the sparkle and fizz of soda water, claiming the world's admiration as the Venus de

    Among the Forces

  • There were plenty of professors who were forever assiduously browsing in vales of Enna and on Pentelican slopes among the vestiges of antiquity, slowly secreting lacteous facts, and not one of them would have raised his head from that exquisite pasturage, though Pan had made music through his pipe of reeds.

    Among My Books First Series

  • They cut the Pentelican marble as if it were snow, and their perfect works in architecture and sculpture seemed things of course, not more difficult than the completion of a new ship at the Medford yards, or new mills at Lowell.

    Representative Man (1850)

  • Pentelican marble as if it were snow, and their perfect works in architecture and sculpture seemed things of course, not more difficult than the completion of a new ship at the Medford yards, or new mills at Lowell.

    Representative Men

  • I happened to be prefent on that day, and by this means had an oppor - tunity of feeing the ftatue, which is of Pentelican ftone, as well as the throne, on which the goddefs fits.

    The Description of Greece

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