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  • Parthenon

    Athens‚ the Parthenon was built in respect to the growing community and a strong democratic society. Not only did it symbolize equality “The Parthenon was a creation of a free democracy‚ initiated‚ controlled‚ and approved by popular assembly and its judicial organs” (Bruno 111). Just a single building had such a tremendous influence on the entire city. Through design‚ social atmosphere and government‚ the Parthenon demonstrates characteristics of a free democratic civilization. The Parthenon was first

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  • The Parthenon

    The Parthenon Work began on the Parthenon‚ built on the Acropolis‚ in 447 BC to replace an existing temple which was destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC and cost 469 silver talents to build. The work began under the orders of Pericles to show the wealth and exuberance of Athenian power. The name of the building most likely came from a cult statue of Athena Parthenos housed in the eastern room of the building. This magnificent structure was built of ivory and gold and was sculptured by the renowned

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  • The Parthenon

    THE PARTHENON The Parthenon in Athens is the most important and characteristic monument of ancient Greek civilization‚ it is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. It shows the finest point of Greek architecture‚ history and ancient Greek religious beliefs. The Parthenon is a temple dedicated to Athens patron goddess‚ Athena (Herbert‚ 2006:3). Athena was the goddess of civilization‚ wisdom‚ weaving‚ crafts and war. She never had a consort or lover‚ and so she was often known as Athena Parthenos

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  • The Parthenon

    The Parthenon When work began on the Parthenon in 447 BC‚ the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power. When it was finished in 432 BC‚ it symbolized Athenian’s imperial power and it symbolizes the power and influence of the Athenian politician‚ Perikles‚ who championed its construction. The Parthenon is a Doric peripteral temple‚ which means that it consists of a rectangular floor plan with a series of low steps on every side‚ and a colonnade of Doric columns extending around the periphery

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  • Parthenon

    The Parthenon in Athens Greece was built from 447 BCE- 438 BCE‚ the sculptures continuing to be worked on for an additional six years after. The building of the Parthenon was possible because of the embezzlement of Delos‚ a small city that allied with Athens during the war. After the war was ended‚ Athens had control of Delo’s treasury‚ and choose to use it to rebuild the temple that the Persians had burnt down. They had vowed to not rebuild the temple until after the Persians had been defeated

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  • Sculpture of the Parthenon

    1. Parthenon Sculpture The Parthenon‚ or the Temple of Athena Perthenos‚ sits at the top of the Acropolis in Greece‚ dating 447-438 BCE‚ and can be viewed as an ideal Greek temple in the Doric design. Designed by Iktinos and Kallikrates‚ the proportions of the temple are considered perfect‚ and the Parthenon was decorated more extravagantly than any other Greek temple (Gardner‚ 70)‚ adorned with sculpture and friezes along both pediments‚ and all 92 Doric metopes‚ presenting many classic elements

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  • The Parthenon Marbles

    nation’s power—and who should own it is central to the debate of returning artifacts to their countries of origin. The argument predominantly revolves around the marbles removed from the Parthenon by the British Lord Elgin. While the Greek government does not recognize the British Museum as the owner of the Parthenon Marbles‚ it can be said that they did acquire them by the proper means of the time. Other countries have asked for previously removed artifacts‚ such as the Rosetta Stone and the Hamilton

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  • Parthenon Marbles

    THE PARTHENON AND THE ELGIN MARBLES BY EPAMINONDAS VRANOPOULOS Athens 1985 PREFACE The response to the Greek government’s demand for the return to Greece of the sculptures of the Parthenon‚ now in the British Museum‚ has been so encouraging that it has given rise to hopes that the Elgin Marbles‚ as they have come to be known‚ may indeed one day be restored to their rightful home. The favourable response has come from UNESCO and from public opinion world-wide‚ including Britain.

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  • Ideas of the Parthenon

    the Parthenon‚ is one such of these examples. It brings into form the three principal ideas of humanism‚ rationalism‚ and idealism of the 5th century Greek people through not only its structure‚ but its ornamentation and sculpture as well. The basis of humanism can be summed up in the words of Protagoras‚ "Man is the measure of all things." Humanism is the idea that human beings are the yardstick by with to measure all things in the universe‚ including Greek gods and goddesses. The Parthenon stands

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  • Report on the Parthenon

    on the Parthenon Mary M Dean HUM111045VA016-132-001 CHAD REDWING 3/10/2013 Abstract We didn’t have the money to go to Greece to the parathion so I had to go to the one in Nashville TN. It was a very interesting place to visit. Me and my husband went they cost was only $6 for adults so that was a great price to pay to walk through this wonderful place called the Parthenon. We went on March 8th. The Parthenon 2500 West

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