a guide in hand Only one brief description of the Parthenon survives from the
ancient world itself. It runs to a single paragraph in a Guidebook to Greece written
by an enthusiastic traveller in the mid-second century AD ,almost600years after ...
Author: Mary Beard
Publisher: Profile Books
Category: Social Science
The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. Its 'looted' Elgin Marbles are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they? In a revised and updated edition, Mary Beard, award winning writer, reviewer and leading Cambridge classicist, tells the history and explains the significance of the Parthenon, the temple of the virgin goddess Athena, the divine patroness of ancient Athens.
OF THE PARTHENON Lothar Haselberger In memory of Gottfried Gruben † Nov .
24 , 2003 In 447 B . C . , when Athens ' first and most ambitious rebuilding project
on the Acropolis had passed the hurdles of formal approval ; when the ...
Author: Jenifer Neils
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Offers an overview of a classical monument interjected with the discoveries of modern scholarship.
FIG U R E 16 Reconstruction by Manolis Korres of a commemorative monument
set up hard by the north-east corner of the Parthenon for one of the Attalid rulers
of Pergamon. -short| * H - | H I Hmonuments on the Acropolis, including a chariot
Author: Ian Dennis Jenkins
Publisher: Harvard University Press
The Parthenon sculptures in the British Museum are unrivaled examples of classical Greek art, an inspiration to artists and writers since their creation in the fifth century bce. A superb visual introduction to these wonders of antiquity, this book offers a photographic tour of the most famous of the surviving sculptures from ancient Greece, viewed within their cultural and art-historical context. Ian Jenkins offers an account of the history of the Parthenon and its architectural refinements. He introduces the sculptures as architecture--pediments, metopes, Ionic frieze--and provides an overview of their subject matter and possible meaning for the people of ancient Athens. Accompanying photographs focus on the pediment sculptures that filled the triangular gables at each end of the temple; the metopes that crowned the architrave surmounting the outer columns; and the frieze that ran around the four sides of the building, inside the colonnade. Comparative images, showing the sculptures in full and fine detail, bring out particular features of design and help to contrast Greek ideas with those of other cultures. The book further reflects on how, over 2,500 years, the cultural identity of the Parthenon sculptures has changed. In particular, Jenkins expands on the irony of our intimate knowledge and appreciation of the sculptures--a relationship far more intense than that experienced by their ancient, intended spectators--as they have been transformed from architectural ornaments into objects of art.
The central pillar of the Dilettanti surveyors is exactly what we might have
expected them to find . In the Parthenon , and at Bassæ , a central pillar was
placed in a similar position , and the other two pillars found show that a central
nave , 40 ...
The back of the torso was excavated by Lusieri under the foundations of a
Turkish house to the west of the Parthenon in 1801 and is now in the British
Museum; the front was excavated by Ross in 1835 (Acr.Mus.885 +959) (figs.95-6)
Author: Olga Palagia
This is the only comprehensive account of the Parthenon pediments in English and the first in any language since 1963. It serves as an up-to-date introduction to their study and includes new proposals for the restoration and interpretation of their composition. Debate on the Parthenon pediments has concentrated on the interpretation of individual figures, the restoration of the missing parts and the question of Roman repairs. The present study is based on autopsy and considers the evidence of technical details. It questions the attribution of certain familiar pieces and offers new suggestions for restoring the east pediment. All sculptures are illustrated, some with photographs taken especially for this book, and there are new drawings of the restorations proposed by the author. Chapter 1 is a general introduction to the study of the pediments. It includes an assessment of the documentation and a summary of stylistic and technical characteristics of the sculptures. Chapters 2 and 3 treat each pediment separately. The discussion of individual sculptures is incorporated in a continuous narrative which sets them within the context of the overall composition.
Author: George Cleghorn (writer on art.)Publish On: 1824
It is difficult to imagine how this can be accomplished on a flat surface , without
the aid of shadow or colour . Without aerial , of what avail is linear perspective ? *
Had the sculptures of the Parthenon been sufficiently entire to. * The following ...
YESTERDAY we witnessed an interesting and amusing scene - a wedding in
sight of the Acropolis , and in full view of that most majestic remnant of antiquity - the PARTHENON . In the morning I heard there was to be a wedding , and went
Author: British Museum. Department of Greek and Roman AntiquitiesPublish On: 1900
The sculptures of the Parthenon illustrate the style of Pheidias , the greatest of
Greek sculptors . PHEIDIAS , son of Charmides , the Athenian , was born about
500 B . C . He was a pupil of the sculptor Agelaidas , of Argos , and , it has been ...
Author: British Museum. Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities
Author: Walter Lawrence ChamberlainPublish On: 1898
A MOURNFUL place ! Yon lone scarred columns stand Like stalwart oaks upon the mountain side , Unable to conceal Time ' s heavy hand , Whose crumbling
influence they long defied . The sight grows dim . The stately ruins glide Silently ...
Author: Joan Breton ConnellyPublish On: 2014-01-28
After centuries of study and admiration, the Parthenon remains, in so many ways,
an enigma. The past three decades have brought perhaps the most intensive
period of scrutiny the Parthenon has seen since its construction nearly twenty-five
Author: Joan Breton Connelly
Built in the fifth century b.c., the Parthenon has been venerated for more than two millennia as the West’s ultimate paragon of beauty and proportion. Since the Enlightenment, it has also come to represent our political ideals, the lavish temple to the goddess Athena serving as the model for our most hallowed civic architecture. But how much do the values of those who built the Parthenon truly correspond with our own? And apart from the significance with which we have invested it, what exactly did this marvel of human hands mean to those who made it? In this revolutionary book, Joan Breton Connelly challenges our most basic assumptions about the Parthenon and the ancient Athenians. Beginning with the natural environment and its rich mythic associations, she re-creates the development of the Acropolis—the Sacred Rock at the heart of the city-state—from its prehistoric origins to its Periklean glory days as a constellation of temples among which the Parthenon stood supreme. In particular, she probes the Parthenon’s legendary frieze: the 525-foot-long relief sculpture that originally encircled the upper reaches before it was partially destroyed by Venetian cannon fire (in the seventeenth century) and most of what remained was shipped off to Britain (in the nineteenth century) among the Elgin marbles. The frieze’s vast enigmatic procession—a dazzling pageant of cavalrymen and elders, musicians and maidens—has for more than two hundred years been thought to represent a scene of annual civic celebration in the birthplace of democracy. But thanks to a once-lost play by Euripides (the discovery of which, in the wrappings of a Hellenistic Egyptian mummy, is only one of this book’s intriguing adventures), Connelly has uncovered a long-buried meaning, a story of human sacrifice set during the city’s mythic founding. In a society startlingly preoccupied with cult ritual, this story was at the core of what it meant to be Athenian. Connelly reveals a world that beggars our popular notions of Athens as a city of staid philosophers, rationalists, and rhetoricians, a world in which our modern secular conception of democracy would have been simply incomprehensible. The Parthenon’s full significance has been obscured until now owing in no small part, Connelly argues, to the frieze’s dismemberment. And so her investigation concludes with a call to reunite the pieces, in order that what is perhaps the greatest single work of art surviving from antiquity may be viewed more nearly as its makers intended. Marshalling a breathtaking range of textual and visual evidence, full of fresh insights woven into a thrilling narrative that brings the distant past to life, The Parthenon Enigma is sure to become a landmark in our understanding of the civilization from which we claim cultural descent.
Author: Diane (Professor of Classics Harris, Professor of Classics University of Cincinnati)Publish On: 1995
PART IV The Treasures of the Parthenon THE TREASURES The term '
Parthenon ' in this chapter refers specifically to the west cella of the temple . The
treasurers had access only from the western doors . Passing through the back
Author: Diane (Professor of Classics Harris, Professor of Classics University of Cincinnati)
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Social Science
The two hundred fragments of these stelai which have survived are the only evidence for these cult objects, gifts to Athena, and treasures of the city, since the items themselves have long since vanished - either stolen, melted down, or disintegrated. This volume presents the evidence for these ancient treasures for the first time, and provides data with important implications for the history of Athens and Greek religion. Chapters include a history of the treasures on the Acropolis, catalogues of each object kept in the Opisthodomus, Proneos, Parthenon, Hekatompedos Neos, and Erechtheion, and an analysis of the individual worshippers and allied-city states who gave gifts and offerings to their goddess, Athena.
the sacred stores of the temple that have come to light , the term Parthenon ,
though occurring frequently , is never once employed to mean the whole temple .
These inventories divide the temple into three parts , naming them in this order ...
Referred to a Law of Nature : to which are Prefixed a Few Observations on the
Importance of Æsthetic Science as an ... by the eye to be obvious and unalterable
; and the second assuring us , that when he first viewed the Parthenon its ...
The Shadow of the Parthenon ONE GUSTY March afternoon, a few years ago, I
found myself trudging up the approaches to the Acropolis in the company of a
well-known British novelist whose habits were more convivial (to say the least of
Author: Peter Green
Publisher: Univ of California Press
A lively combination of scholarship and unorthodoxy makes these studies in ancient history and literature unusually rewarding. Few of the objects of conventional admiration gain much support from Peter Green (Pericles and the "democracy" of fifth-century Athens are treated to a very cool scrutiny) but he has a warm regard for the real virtues of antiquity and for those who spoke with "an individual voice." The studies cover both history and literature, Greece and Rome. They range from the real nature of Athenian society to poets as diverse as Sappho and Juvenal, and all of them, without laboring any parallels, make the ancient world immediately relevant to our own. (There is, for example, a very perceptive essay on how classical history often becomes a vehicle for the historian's own political beliefs and fantasies of power.) The student of classical history will find plenty in this book to enrich his own studies. The general reader will enjoy the vision of a classical world which differs radically from what he probably expects.
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Author: Francis, David G., firm, booksellers, New YorkPublish On: 1834
sion in the Summer of 1816. By the author of John Bull and Brother Jonathan . 2
vols . 481 Letters supposed to have passed between I. de St. Evremond and Mr.
Waller ; collected and published by Dr. Langhorne ; -to which are prefixed ...
Author: Francis, David G., firm, booksellers, New York
Author: Parthenon (Athens, Greece)Publish On: 1824
Had the sculptures of the Parthenon been sufficiently entire to admit of any
reasonable lievo.— “ Nous qui vraisemblablement avons porté notre peinture au
de la des anciens pour l'intelligence du clair obscur , de la magie de la couleur ,
de la ...
Chapter 6 “Shadows Haunt the Suburbs” Most Americans might remember
Sebastian Claus because they saw his name on the TV screen. In the 1980's he
created the show “KBOB” about a TV station left to strangers named Bob. The
Author: C. Owens
Sebastian Claus was known as an authority on supernatural activity, but, this was something neither he nor his extraordinary team had ever encountered: a book whose owners all died at the hands of fictional characters. Even when Paranormal P.I. Harriett Dante was brought into the case, nobody was aware of just how bizarre this was going to get. If they couldn't solve the riddle, the world would end in fire!
Discover the ruins of the Parthenon, one of the most famous and beautiful places in the world! Athens, Greece, is best known for the Parthenon, the ruins of an ancient temple completed in 438 BC to honor the goddess Athena.
Author: Roberta Edwards
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Discover the ruins of the Parthenon, one of the most famous and beautiful places in the world! Athens, Greece, is best known for the Parthenon, the ruins of an ancient temple completed in 438 BC to honor the goddess Athena. But what many people don't know is that it only served as a temple for a couple hundred years. It then became a church, then a mosque, and by the end of the 1600s served as a storehouse for munitions. When an enemy army fired hundreds of cannon balls at the Acropolis, one directly hit the Parthenon. Much of the sculpture was destroyed, three hundred people died, and the site fell into ruin. Today, visitors continue to flock to this world famous landmark, which has become a symbol for Ancient Greece, democracy, and modern civilization. Includes black-and-white illustrations and a foldout color map!