Excerpt from A Handbook of Greek Sculpture Although there are several histories of Greek sculpture, the need of a handbook on a smaller scale and of a somewhat different scope is, I believe, generally felt. What is wanted is a general outline of our present kwledge of Greek sculpture, distinguishing as clearly as possible the different schools and periods, and giving typical instances to show the development of each. Accordingly, I have t in the present work made any attempt at a complete or exhaustive treatment of the subject, but have selected from the great accumulation of available examples only such as seem most useful in illustration. I have in particular attempted to confine myself to such facts or theories as have already met with general acceptance among archaeologists, or such as seem to rest upon evidence that cant easily be shaken by new discoveries or future controversy. This principle has precluded the discussion of many interesting problems that are still under dispute; but in the case of questions which, though undecided, are of too vital issue for the history of sculpture to be altogether igred, I have endeavoured to state as briefly as possible the different tenable views, and to base further inferences upon the acceptance of any of them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.