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... back gable are by Alcamenes, a contemporary of Phidias, and
only second to him as a sculptor. His work in the gable represents
the battle of the Lapiths with the Centaurs at the wedding of
Pirithous. At the middle of the gable is Pirithous: beside him, on
the one hand, are Eurytion, who has snatched up the wife of
Pirithous, and Caeneus, who is succouring Pirithous; on the other
hand is Theseus repelling the Centaurs with an axe; one Centaur has
caught up a maiden, another a blooming youth. Alcamenes, it seems
to me, represented this scene because he had learned from Homer
that Pirithous was a son of Zeus, and because he knew that Theseus
was a great grandson of Pelops. Most of the labours of Hercules 9
are also represented at Olympia. Above the doors of the temple is
the hunting of the Arcadian boar, and the affair with Diomede the
Thracian, and that with Geryon at Erythea, and Hercules about to
take the burden of Atlas on himself, and Hercules cleansing the
land of the Eleans from the dung. Above the doors of the back
chamber is Hercules wresting from the Amazon her girdle, and the
stories of the deer, and the bull in Cnosus, and the birds at
Stymphalus, and the hydra, and the lion in the land of Argos. 3. As
you enter the bronze doors you have on the right, in front 10 of
the pillar, a statue of Iphitus being crowned by a woman Ecechiria
(' truce'), as the distich inscribed on the statue declares. Within
the temple also there are pillars, and there are galleries up
above, through which there is an approach to the image. There is
also a winding ascent to the roof. XI 1. The god is seated on a
throne: he is made of gold and ivory: on his head is a wreath made
in imitation of sprays of olive. In his right hand he carries a
Victory, also of ivory and gold: she wears ...
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