A guide to classical learning : or, Polymetis abridged. Containing, I. By way of introduction, the characters of the Latin poets and their Works. The Rise, Growth, and Fall of the Polite Arts among the Romans. The Usefulness of Antiques towards explaining the Classics. A true Idea of the Allegories of the Antients, and of their whole Scheme of Machinery, or Interposition of the Gods; with Remarks on the Defects of our best Allegorists and Artists for Want of such an Idea. II. An inquiry concerning the agreement between the works of the Roman poets and the remains of the antient artists, in order to illustrate them mutually from one another. Being a Work absolutely necessary, not only for the Right Understanding of the Classics, but also for forming in Young Minds a True Taste for the Beauties of Poetry, Sculpture, and Painting. The fifth edition. Illustrated with twenty-eight prints from original Antiques, and more particularly adapted to the Use of Schools And Academies. By N. Tindal, Translator of Rapin

Main Author: Spence, Joseph
Other Authors: Tindal, Nicolas
Format: eBook
Published: London printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall 1786, MDCCLXXXVI. [1786]
Online Access:
Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:An abridgment by Tindal of Joseph Spence's 'Polymetis'. - English Short Title Catalog, N17913. - Reproduction of original from Bodleian Library (Oxford)
Physical Description:Online-Ressource ([12],xxxiv,224,[6]p.,plates) 12°