JAIC 2005, Volume 44, Number 2, Article 4 (pp. 103 to 116)
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JAIC 2005, Volume 44, Number 2, Article 4 (pp. 103 to 116)

PLUTARCH'S REPORT ON THE BLUE PATINA OF BRONZE STATUES AT DELPHI: A SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION

WALTER A. FRANKE, & MAGDA MIRCEA



NOTES

1. See the color slide “Bronze statue of the Charioteer” (S. Stournaras, Delphoi, no. 4. Athens: Ministry of Culture, n. d., slides). We also examined the digital image (D12 jpg) of the same artifact at high zoom level (Archaiomania: Ilektroniko Mouseio tis archaias Ellinikis technis. CD-ROM. Internet ROM Multimedia: Athens, 1998). The same photo is available at www.rom.gr/rom6/museum/images/d/d12.jpg (accessed 06/05/05).



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AUTHOR INFORMATION

WALTER A. FRANKE, Diplomchemiker, Dr. rerum naturalium, is a retired professor of mineralogy at Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany, where he studied chemistry and mineralogy and has worked since 1965 in the field of experimental mineralogy with special interest in crystal dissolution, crystal growth, and morphology. He still gives regular lectures on interdisciplinary topics. Address: Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Geowissenschaften, Fachrichtung Mineralogie, Malteserstr. 74-100, D-12249 Berlin, Germany. e-mail: wafranke@chemie.fu-berlin.de

MAGDA MIRCEA has a BA and MA in classical philology and is an assistant lecturer at Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi, Romania. Her main interests include application of natural science for explaining phenomena referred to by ancient texts. Address: Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi, Faculty of Letters, Department of Classical Languages, Italian and Spanish, Blvd. Carol I, Nr. 11, 700506 Iasi, Romania. e-mail: mmagda@uaic.ro


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