The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles / Edition 1by Jeffrey M. Hurwit
Pub. Date: 07/15/2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This abridged and revised edition of the author's monumental The Athenian Acropolis: History, Mythology and Archaeology from the Neolithic Era to the Present (Cambridge, 1998) focuses specifically on the development of the Acropolis in the fifth century BC and the building program initiated by Pericles. Incorporating the latest discoveries and research on individual monuments of the Acropolis, this edition is illustrated with 145 halftones as well as a CD-ROM including 180 color images of the monuments of the Acropolis. Previous Edition Hb (1998): 0-521-41786-4 Previous Edition Pb (2000): 0-521-42834-3
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Table of Contents1. The rock and the goddess; 2. Landscape of memory: the past on the classical acropolis; 3. Pericles, Athens, and the building program; 4. The Parthenon; 5. The Propylaia; 6. The Erechtheion (the classical temple of Athena Polias); 7. The sanctuary of Athena Nike; 8. The rest of the program; 9. Conclusion: the Periclean Acropolis as a whole.
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