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  • The Parthenon - 362 Words
    The Parthenon The Parthenon is an ancient Greek temple located on the Acropolis, a hill overlooking the city of Athens, Greece. This structure was built in 447 BC to act as a location of worship and gift to the Greek Goddess, Athena and replaced the temple of Hekatompeden that was created by the Persians and destroyed in 480 BC during the Persian war. The Parthenon was constructed by two key architects; Iktinos and Kallikrates. Materials used to build the Parthenon were limestone and marble....
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  • The Parthenon - 3042 Words
    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...
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  • The Parthenon - 479 Words
    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...
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  • Parthenon - 1933 Words
    Take a second to think about all the buildings you encounter on a daily basis. Whether it is a school, office or a historical monument, most likely, the last thing on your mind is the purpose or history of the building. The average person may not pay very close attention to the reasoning of a building; who built it, why they build it, or maybe even who/what it is dedicated to. The truth is, almost every respectable building has its own individual story. In the ancient Greek city of Athens, the...
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  • The Parthenon - 1269 Words
    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...
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  • Ideas of the Parthenon - 1437 Words
    The Greek people of the 5th century BC created a culture that was deeply rooted in philosophy and the arts. Their endless search for their place in the grand scheme of the universe and in nature around them influenced everything in their lives especially their love of the arts. Their drama, sculpture, and even architecture are all shining examples of the ideas that were so dominant in the minds of the Greek people. What could be considered the crown jewel of Greek architecture, the Parthenon, is...
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  • Report on the Parthenon - 903 Words
    My assignment 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...
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  • The Parthenon Marbles - 5198 Words
    The Parthenon Marbles, known also as the Elgin Marbles (pronounced /ˈɛlɡən/, with a hard “g”), are a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures (mostly by Phidias and his pupils), inscriptions and architectural members that originally were part of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens. Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, the British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1799–1803, had obtained a controversial permission from the Ottoman authorities to remove pieces from...
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  • Sculpture of the Parthenon - 879 Words
    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...
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  • Parthenon Marbles - 615 Words
    The Parthenon Marbles Dispute Several art museums around the world have been created with the sole purpose to culturally enlighten and entertain us. An appropriate example is the local Nelson Atkins Museum, right here in our own backyard of Kansas City, where collections from Asia, Europe, Africa, and Japan increase our understanding and appreciation for different geographical regions. In England, the British Museum is arguably one of the best in the world at displaying this kind of...
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  • Parthenon Marbles - 10661 Words
    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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  • parthenon marbles - 704 Words
    Elisa LastrucciArt History 1A 10/19/14 The Pantheon Marbles custody case The Pantheon Marbles are a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures, inscriptions and architectural members. This collection was originally part of the Parthenon temple and other buildings around it on the Acropolis of Athens, Greece. They are a masterpiece for ancient Greek art and a treasure for the world. Those statues as always been part of the Pantheon complex until the Turkish conquered Greece and...
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  • The Parthenon vs. the Colosseum
    The Parthenon vs. The Colosseum I choose to use The Parthenon as my Greek work of art and The Colosseum as my Roman work of art. Both are buildings but are such iconic buildings with new and innovative designs, styles and building materials, that they are works of art as well. Seeing as how they are both buildings it goes without saying they were 3D works of art. The Parthenon was built almost entirely of Pentelic marble, they did use wood too, but 22,000 tons of marble was used. The...
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  • Parthenon and Goddess Ishtar - 704 Words
    During the Ancient time period architecture and religion were very sacred to cities. There two beliefs were prominent in Babylon and Greece. Not only did architecture represent the gods and goddesses, it also represented the city as a whole. Buildings depicted what the people thought was most significant in their city. In my interpretation paper, I will explain how each cities people believed they were the chosen ones. In Babylon during Ishtar Gate into Babylonian was built during the...
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  • Parthenon and Lincoln Memorial - 1486 Words
    Adam 1 Jean-Luc Adam Mr. Viarengo Period 6 29 October 2012 As many people know, the architects of many buildings have used a multitude of techniques and methods from ancient architecture to build newer buildings. For example, the Capitol Building uses Greek and Roman architecture in its columns, while the Washington Monument is in the style of an Egyptian Obelisk. One of the monuments, the Lincoln Memorial, is based off the styles and methods of the Architecture of the Parthenon. Because...
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  • The Parthenon: Nashville's Classic Architecture
    Nashville is a loving a hospitable city with many wonderful layers that make up its heart and soul. Hence its nickname, “the Athens of the South”, Nashville has become home to one of the leading and influential structures, The Parthenon. I had the pleasure of visiting the Parthenon and learning so much information! Museums in general have always fascinated me, and also the learning of this monumental legacy, that I just couldn’t wait to visit this historical site! Upon entering The Parthenon, I...
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  • Pantheon Versus Parthenon - 514 Words
    The Pantheon is early architecture from Rome, Italy commissioned by Marcus Agrippa as a temple to all of the gods of Ancient Rome. The building is made from concrete and granite, though it was rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in 126 AD. This structure is often compared to the Parthenon created by Iktinos and Kallikrates in Pericles’s Acropolis in Athens between 447-438 BC. The comparison is made because the Pantheon is heavily influenced by the Parthenon from the Greek Classical Era. Both the...
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  • Visual Analysis of the Parthenon - 549 Words
    THE PARTHENON: FORM & STYLE The Parthenon is widely considered to be the apotheosis of classical architecture, regarded as an enduring symbol of Greek culture, Athenian democracy and Western civilization as a whole. It is constructed in the traditional Doric order of temple design, representing logic, morality, restraint and control. The temple has a simple structure, defined by its simple, bold outline. The building is richly decorated, and when it was first constructed it would have...
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  • Wall Street's Parthenon - 641 Words
    Wall Street’s Parthenon To anyone in New York City, Federal Hall Memorial and the Parthenon may not look anything alike. But you cannot try and compare the two buildings directly for the obvious reason that they were built for completely different reasons, time periods, and importance. On one hand, the Parthenon was originally constructed in 432 BC as an ancient Greek temple dedicated to the Goddess Athena, and on the other, Federal Hall Memorial built in 1842 as a memorial on the site of...
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  • Secrets of the Parthenon: Documentary Analysis
    History 101-90V October 16, 2013 Documentary Response Paper: Nova, Secrets of the Parthenon Watching the documentary, Secrets of the Parthenon, allows an intimate glimpse into the creation and restoration of one of classical Greece’s most iconic symbols, the Parthenon. Back in 447BC, Percicles gathered support for the construction of the Parthenon, a temple decided to the goddess Athena, who was considered extremely important in Athens. During the nine years of construction, new precision...
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  • Parthenon Acropolis, Athens - 579 Words
    The Acropolis of Athens has stood as a monument of triumph to the people of Athens for centuries past. The temples within its walls were used to worship Greek gods like Athena and Poseidon. Rising over three hundred feet above the city of Athens, it can clearly be seen why it is called the Acropolis, which loosely translated means top of city. It isn't the only acropolis in Greece, but it is revered more than the others because of its almost flawless planning in where each building is placed. It...
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  • Parthenon Vs. Salisbury - 701 Words
     Parthenon Temple Vs. Salisbury Cathedral HUM/266 October 18, 2013 The construction of the Parthenon temple began in 447 B.C.E. and was completed in 438 B.C.E. but the decorations building continued on until 432 B.C.E. The Parthenon was built on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece that the temple was dedicated to the maiden goddess Athena. The Salisbury Cathedral also known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary was built from 1220-1258. The Salisbury Cathedral was...
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  • Pyramids vs Parthenon - 780 Words
    Wesley Cowman Dusenbery CIV 111 10/3/2013 The Pyramids vs. The Parthenon Ancient civilizations were capable of producing awe inspiring architectural feats. This holds true with the Egyptians and Romans. The Egyptian Pyramids and the Greek Parthenon are architectural marvels today even though they were built over a thousand years ago. These impressive structures were built over many decades with little tools. By looking at the architecture and understanding the purpose of each structure...
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  • Pantheon vs. Parthenon (Unfinished)
    Athough from two entirely different cultures and entirely different times, the Pantheon and the Parthenon share similarities, along with a world of differences, in form, function, themes, ideology, and messages about their respective civilizations. By comparing these two structures, it is easy to see why knowledge of context and culture is important to understanding and interpreting art. The Pantheon was built between 118-125 AD in ancient Rome as a temple to the seven gods of the seven...
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  • Parthenon and Greek Religious Beliefs
    In conclusion, the Parthenon was a very important symbol to the Athens and is a very beautiful attraction to visit. It shows the power and the confident spirit of the Athenians. It also marks a point in history. The Parthenon was divided into two main chambers. In the central area stood a huge gold and ivory statue of the goddess Athena, which was over 30 feet high and showed the goddess in battle armor and held out a figure of victory. On the eastern pediment, there are images of the...
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  • The Parthenon - Ancient Greece - 933 Words
    PARTHENON BUILDING The Parthenon is one of the many buildings on the Acropolis of Athens which symbolized the Athenians’ wealth and power. The original building on the site was built as an offering to honor the goddess Athena because the people of ancient Athens believed that she helped the Greeks conquer the Persian Empire in the Persian Wars as well as watched over them and the city. Therefore, the temple is dedicated to Athena Parthenos. Parthenon was built in the year 448 BC and was...
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  • Term Paper Proposal on Parthenon
    Paper Proposal Name of Student: Class, date & school: Subject: Tentative title: ARC 2701 – History of Architecture I On-line Class – Spring 2013 Florida International University The Parthenon, Iktinos and Kallilrates, Athens, Greece, 447 – 432 B.C.E. “The Architectural Perfection of The Parthenon” Description: The Parthenon has the reputation of being “the most perfect Doric temple ever built.” And by looking at it with the naked eye, one could most certainly...
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  • Should the Parthenon Marbles Be Returned to Greece?
    Much debate has been seen on returning antiquities to the country of origin. It seems as though most outsiders side with the country of origin, but are they correct in their opinion? Just as stated, it is their opinion. The following gives way to my beliefs that the Elgin Marbles should stay at the Duveen Gallery in Britain. The first section seeks to credit Lord Elgin and a legitimate purchase. The second section revolves around the Elgin Marbles as a symbol of Greek identity and why...
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  • A Matter of Justice: The Case for the Repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles
    A Matter of Justice The Case for the Repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles It may be unfair to judge the past based on present day morals or beliefs. This does not, however, excuse allowing past injustices to go uncorrected. Many of the worlds most prestigious museums are filled with trophies of colonial expansion (Rubenstein 2004271) obtained by veritable vandalism (Barringer 199821-23). It is no consolation that the responsible parties are long dead. In fact, the heart of the issue is the...
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  • The Construction of the Parthenon: Comparative Essay of Two Articles
    The Construction of the Parthenon Comparative Essay of Two Articles Sources: Ratte, Christopher. “Recreating the Parthenon.” The Classical World 97 (2003): 41-55 Stevens, Gorham P. “Concerning The Impressiveness of the Parthenon.” American Journal of Archaeology 66 (1962): 337-338 During the 5th century BC, classical Greece was flourishing. The society created both art and architecture that was magnificent and complex. One of their crowning achievements was the construction of...
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  • British Parthanon Marbles - 3340 Words
    I. Identification 1. The Issue The British Museum, located in London, England, purchased the Parthenon Marbles, also known as the Elgin Marbles, from Lord Elgin on July 11, 1816 through an Act of Parliament (1). The Parthenon marbles consist of 115 panels of frieze and 92 mesotopes of which the British Museum owns 56 panels of the frieze and 15 mesotopes. The museum also owns 17 pedimental figures, and thus houses about half of surviving sculptures of the Parthenon while the other half is in...
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  • odyseey - 984 Words
    To what extent was the Great Panathenaia a social and political event as well as a religious festival? The Great Panathenaia was a festival that happened every four years. The festival was in honour of Athena and it lasted 8 days. The Great Panathenaia was a social and political as well as a religious festival. The Great Panathenaia was mainly a religious festival as the whole point of it was to honour the goddess Athena who was the patron goddess of Athens. The reason for holding the...
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  • Architectural Works of Iktinos - 1834 Words
    When many people hear the word "architecture", they think of big buildings with a modern design to it. When in a big city, one may notice all the buildings usually look the same and there is not much to appreciate about them. However, in the Golden Age of Greece, people saw architecture as an art for the gods and goddesses of Greece. To capture the heart of many Greek citizens, Iktinos used different orders of architecture and added special touches to each building, he designed, including the...
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  • Three Goddess - 643 Words
    Antonio Rocha Mrs. Mendoza AP Art History 13 October 2010 Three Goddesses During High Classical period, Greece in particular Athens experienced many new creations such as, scultuptures, buildings, paintings and many other art forms but the most magnificent of all these art works was the Parthenon. This great structure housed many, many beautiful art works but the one with the most beautifulness and gracefulness of all was the three goddesses that were on the east pediment of the Parthenon....
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  • Elgin Marbles Debate - 296 Words
    For over 150 years the marbles of Greece have been placed in the British museum, they are recognized as the Elgin Marbles. The Elgin Marbles continue to be the main point of an ongoing debate that will basically determine the historical influence of an important culture. Some of the sculptures that were removed were the marble figures, metopes (sculptures in high relief) and friezes. To this day the Greek government has correctly requested the return of the Elgin Marbles a few times while the...
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  • Paleolithic Era - 1204 Words
    EXAM I VOCABULARY Paleolithic and Neolithic Vocabulary to Know: * Paleolithic – 40,000-8,000 BC Old Stone Age, mankind produced * Neolithic – New Stone Age 1. Comes about at different times at different locations due to ice age ending unevenly 1. Development of organized system of agriculture (replacing hunting gathering community) 1. Domestication of animals 1. Permanent architecture (year round settlements) * Iconography – pictoral representations *...
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  • Sacred Spaced Ap Art History
    Throughout history, monuments have been built to show power, wealth, and even conquest. Depending on a cultures value and tradition, the types of monuments can vary from era to era. However, the construction of sacred monuments has predated from the times of the start of civilization in Mesopotamia to even modern day. People have always created buildings to show their faith, and to honor their gods. In Ashokan India and ancient Greece, the creation of sacred spaces was very common. The creation...
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  • Greek and Roman Architecture - 2094 Words
    Greek and Roman Architecture The Greeks thought of their Gods as having the same needs as human beings, they believed that the Gods needed somewhere to live on Earth. Temples were built as the gods' earthly homes. The basic design of temples developed from the royal halls of the Maycenaean Age. A Mycenaean palace consisted of a number of buildings often more than one story high, grouped around a central courtyard. It was brightly painted, both inside and out. In each palace there was a...
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  • history - 3551 Words
     The Ancient World was a place where great discoveries were made. A World where great things and extraordinary minds existed. Every group of civilizations had something different they believed in. These heroes of ancient cultures deserve to be acknowledged. These were the people who developed the basic building blocks of architecture, furniture and interiors that we use today. They worked hard and strived for perfection. I have decided to look at the Pantheon, Parthenon and...
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  • Acropolis - Essay - 608 Words
    Acropolis The Acropolis of ancient Greece consisted of many different structures. The structures included in the construction of the Acropolis were the Erechteum, the statue of Athena, the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, and the Parthenon. These structures, inside the extensive Acropolis walls, were designed for many significant reasons. One of the most remarkable aspects of a settlement from the Mycenaean period (1600 - 1200 B.C.) is the wall around the Acropolis. The first...
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  • The Caryatids on the Erechtheion of the Acropolis - 970 Words
    The Caryatids on the Erechtheion of the Acropolis The Erechtheion, a temple dedicated to Athena Polias on the Athenian Acropolis, is a building that is mysterious in numerous ways. Even though the Erechtheion was one of the most significant of Athena’s shrines, relatively little is known about it. Especially when compared to the information available regarding the largest structure on the Acropolis, the Parthenon, the Erechtheion is to some extent a mystery. Its unique architectural structure...
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  • Pericles Building Program Paper
    Pericles’ building program. Reasons and aims for building the program. - Pericles was able to use the Delian league funds however he saw fit. The allies didn’t have say because they didn’t turn up to the conference. - To beautify Athens by restoring the temples that had been destroyed during the Persian wars. - The large scale of the buildings were to reflect the greatness of Athens. “He recognized that the city by enabling the houses of her gods would enable herself and that she could...
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  • historical perspective of greek building
    GREEK HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF GREEK BUILDING The history of art and architecture in Ancient Greece is divided into three basic eras: the Archaic Period (c.600-500 BCE), the Classical Period (c.500-323 BCE) and the Hellenistic Period (c.323-27 BCE). There were three orders in early Greek architecture: the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. The Doric style was common in mainland Greece and later spread to the Greek colonies in Italy. The Ionic style was employed in the cities of Ionia along the...
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  • Who Owns The Elgin Marbles Precis
    “Who Owns the Elgin Marbles?” – The Précis “Who Owns the Elgin Marbles?” this question continues to linger in some minds today, and just so happens to be reviewed in the respectfully titled article written by John Henry Merryman in 1986. In this article, Merryman, in the most unbiased way possible, assesses both Britain’s and Greece’s side of the argument pertaining to the ownership of the Elgin Marbles and whether they should be returned to Greece after being removed from the Parthenon by...
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  • Greek Art and Architecture Essays
    Essay #1 The Palace of Knossos, a Minoan mud brick and timber structure on a shallow stone foundation, featuring a central courtyard, was constructed on an acropolis. It was a place for rulers to reside, shrines for religious ceremonies to be worshipped, the industrial production of objects, and administrative duties. Ample hallways, stairways, chambers, and light wells supplemented the ambitiously built structure. There were plenty of columns to mark he four awe inspiring entrance...
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  • Ancient Greek Architecture - 1698 Words
     Ancient Greek Development on Architecture based on thousands of years before Christ by ancient civilizations. They become one after one and all influenced from each other, which still exist. Even today much creative architecture inspired from ancient architectures and created their magnificent creation. Ancient Greek is one of the civilizations from history who had done great architectural work, dated from 1600 B.C. to first century A.D. Their architectural works today...
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  • The Classical Period Or Golden Age Of Greece
     The Classical Period or Golden Age of Greece, from around 500 to 300 BC, has given us the great monuments, art, philosophy, architecture and literature which are the building blocks of our own civilization. But it was one person by the name Pericles who changed it all. Nobody dominated Athenian political life during the Golden Age more than the statesman Pericles (495-429BCE), who served nearly 30 years on the board of Ten Generals which was elected annually rather than the chosen by lot, and...
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  • Greek and Roman Architecture - 2451 Words
     II. The Greek and Roman Architecture 61. The Eagian Beehive shape type of tomb is called a. Tholos b. Menhir c. Mausoleum d. Lucoli 62. The epinaos is also called a. Trachelion b. Opisthoodomos c. Posticum d. Portico 63. The intercolumniation of an eustyle is a. 4D b. 1.5D c. 2.25D d. 3D 64. The sacred enclose found in the ceiling of great temples is called a. peribolus b. temenos c. theroma d. corps de logis 65. Sunk panel found in the ceiling of greek...
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  • Temple of Athena Nike - 1255 Words
     The Temple of Athena Nike Greek Architecture is the most important and influential in Western history reaching a peak between 400 and 300 BC. Some examples of Ancient Greek architecture and sculptures were built primarily for religious purposes, to represent deities or to serve as temples, such as the Acropolis, the Parthenon, Erechtheum, Apollo Didyma, and the Temple of Athena Nike. The decision to build Athena Nike was an expression of Athens' ambitions to defeat Sparta and become a...
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  • Golden Ratio - 559 Words
    The Golden Ratio The theory of the Italian mathematician Leonardo Pisano is extremely present today. While he was trying to sort out the number of rabbits that mated in a year, he discovered a series of numbers, that are profoundly consistent in man, nature & animals. This discovery was extraordinary, but he also found that the ratio always resulted in 1.618. Although it is called differently, this ratio is often called „the golden...
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  • Paper 1 - 372 Words
    Amphora Hydria Kylix Volute krator Geometric Style EXEKIAS, Achilles and Ajax playing a dice game (detail from an Athenian black-figure amphora), from Vulci, Italy, ca. 540–530 BCE. Geometric krater, from the Dipylon cemetery, Athens, Greece, ca. 740 BCE. Kroisos, from Anavysos, Greece, ca. 530 BCE. Marble, 6’ 4” high. Peplos Kore, from the Acropolis, Athens, Greece, ca. 530 BCE. Marble, 4’ high. Zeus (or Poseidon?), from the sea off Cape Artemision,...
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  • Architecuture Paper - 568 Words
    Resource: Week Two Video Lectures. Write a 700- to 1,050-word comparison and contrast paper in which you compare Classical Greek temple architecture, such as the Parthenon, and medieval Gothic cathedrals, such as Salisbury or Amiens Cathedrals. Address the following aspects: Date built and main purpose of each (introduction) * * The original construction of the Parthenon was built in 448-432 BCE. The Parthenon was dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, she was known as the...
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  • Rogerian Paper - 1546 Words
    The controversy of whether the Elgin or Parthenon Marbles should be kept in Britain, or returned to Greece, has been a frenzied dispute since the early 1800’s. Lord Elgin originally took possession of the Marbles to either salvage them from being further destroyed, or he bought them and re-sold them to the British Museum. Whether Lord Elgin, ambassador to the then ruling Ottoman empire, had the authority to handle the Marbles presents great confusion, “[a]s to whether Elgin had legal authority...
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  • Importance of Partheon - 1130 Words
     One of the most well known places in Greece would be the Athenian Acropolis, where the Parthenon resides. Built in dedication to the Greek Goddess Athena, the current temple was constructed after the original temple was destroyed in the Second Persian Invasion in 480 B.C. The Parthenon is a most prominent figure in Classical Greek history, designed by Callicrates and Ictinus with the supervision of Phidias over the order of Pericles to show the wealth and the extravagance the Athenian power...
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  • Elgin Marbles - 403 Words
    Abstract There is a big debate going on between Britain and Greece on whether the “Elgin Marbles”, also known as the “Parthenon Marbles” should or should not be returned to the rightful owner. It is important to understand what the Elgin Marbles are and the history of them. I will bring forward a few points on why I think they should be returned back to Greece. Keywords: britain, greece, elgin, parthenon, return The Elgin Marbles I think the Elgin Marbles, also known as the Parthenon...
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  • The Golden Age of Greece - 1243 Words
    The Golden Age of Greece Greece is a country with an abundant history more commonly known as the Golden Age of Greece or the Iron Age. The Iron Age began in the year 1000 BCE in Athens. The History of Greece is naturally separated into three periods each marked by its own distinctive artistic achievement. Some of the most famous pieces of literature were created during the first three hundred years of Greece such as the Iliad, and the Odyssey, and because these stories are based on heroic...
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  • Greek Architecture - 1574 Words
    The Greek culture has had a huge impact on the history of the world. There is something Greek in almost everything, especially in the world's architecture. Greece no longer had one king, so they focused on building temples for their gods. Architecture began small and plain but evolved into impressive pieces of art. As time passed from the Archaic period to the Hellenistic period, the people of Greece developed a type of formula for their buildings and their pieces of art. In Ancient...
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  • What Gave the Greeks/the Athenians/the Spartans Their Identity? the Identity of the Greeks/the Athenians/the Spartans Was Based on the Other: Do You Agree?
    HIST 2136 Term Paper Essay Question: What gave the Greeks/the Athenians/the Spartans their identity? The identity of the Greeks/the Athenians/the Spartans was based on the other: do you agree? Athens was a legendary city in classical time with her various involvements in warfare alliance, democratic development and manufacturing of laws and culture. But how to define the identity of Athenians and who gave them this identity could come from various origins. The name Atthis, or Attike,...
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  • sdrrr - 1004 Words
    Pantheon Parthenon Location Rome, Italy Athenian Acropolis, Greece Built in 126 AD 447-438 BC Original purpose Temple to all the gods of Ancient Rome Temple to goddess Athena Built by Publius Aelius Hadrianus Iktinos, Kalikrates Current use Roman Catholic church Museum Architectural system Arch Technology Post and Lintel System Height 43m 14m...
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  • Greek Architecture - 2035 Words
    Greek Architecture: History and Mechanics Throughout history, there have been several significant architectural movements. The last, and perhaps most enduring movement is that of Classic Greece. Although for centuries, the architecture of ancient Greece has been admired, mimicked, and replicated, its beginnings are somewhat surprising to one unfamiliar with the history of the region. It is important to understand the history and mechanics of Classic Greek architecture in order to fully...
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  • The Classic Period of Ancient Greece
    The classic period of ancient Greece was considered a Golden age. The classic style developed throughout Hellenistic Greece and Rome. It included perfection harmony and balance. The sculptures were amazing and the architecture had to tell a story. In the classical period the statues in Greece became more natural. Instead of statues of gods there were statues of real people doing everyday things. The kouros statue, which means boy in Greek, was one of the earliest statues. It was from the...
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  • Pantheon - 849 Words
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