Excerpt from The Argive Heraeum, Vol. 1 of 2: General Introduction, Geology, Architecture, Marble Statuary, and Inscriptions
The inevitable result was considerable delay in publication. For it is but right that I should state that my own manuscript (written more than four yea... rs ago), as well as that of Professor hoppin, has been in the hands of the Committee on Publication, ready for the press, for nearly three years. Thus, besides the difficulty of returning, when correcting proofs, to a subject which had lost much of its freshness and some of its familiarity, it was impossible to take note of the results of similar excavations which have since been undertaken and are still in progress while anticipations of important new light thrown upon archaeological inquiry by our finds and our publication, and for which a certain amount of honorable credit might be claimed, are not so manifest at this stage of publi cation. To recast the whole book was not possible. I have therefore left the manuscript as it stood, only adding a few footnotes with regard to work done since 1898.
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