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.
TitleThe Elgin Affair
SubtitleThe True Story of the Greatest Theft in History
AuthorBy Theodore Vrettos
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintArcade Publishing
Published1 October 2011
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
ISBNs: 9781611453157 978-1-61145-315-7 Title: the elgin affair category:ART ISBNs: 9781628721805 978-1-62872-180-5 Title: the elgin affair category:ART 
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