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The Elgin Affair by Theodore Vrettos
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Sep 08, 2008

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Very readable, sometimes quite gossipy, story of Lord Elgin, British Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. A lover of classical art, Elgin financed the removal of the Parthenon reliefs for the British Museum -- in part because Napoleonic France also wanted them for the Louvre. Very quick read. The author clearly is looking forward to the return of these to Greece.
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