The Parthenon and its Sculptures

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Presenting the latest developments in research from an international group of scholars and scientists, this volume offers new interpretations of some of the most crucial aspects of the Parthenon. It considers such topics as the authorship of the frieze and the reconstruction of its missing sculpture, as well as the sociopolitical context in which the monument was created and the application of new technologies in Parthenon studies.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Cosmopoulos's volume, with its diversity of topics and approaches, shows us that the Parthenon is still relevant, simpoly because there are new questions to continually ask and answer."
-Sheramy D. Bundrick, University of South Florida, CAA Reviews

"Close scrutiny of the Parthenon continues to instruct. The papers in this volume offer changing views of its fabric, its ornament and its history, ancient and modern. Such fresh and varied perpectives make this book engaging reading and a worthy addition to any library."
-Mary B. Hollinshead, University of Rhode Island

"...[The Parthenon and its Sculptures] constitutes [a] welcome addition to studies on the most famous monument in ancient Athens."
-Marjorie Venit, University of Maryland, The Classical Outlook

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521130134
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/25/2009
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael B. Cosmopoulos is the Hellenic Government-Karakas Foundation Chair of Greek Studies and Professor of Greek Archaeology at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. An archaeologist of ancient Greece, he has authored and edited eleven books, including The Rural History of Ancient Greek City-States and Greek Mysteries: The Archaeology and Ritual of Greek Secret Cults.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: the methodological framework of Parthenon studies Michael B. Cosmopoulos; 1. A new analysis of the Parthenon frieze Sarantis Symeonoglou; 2. Classic moments: time in the Parthenon frieze Jenifer Neils; 3. Work sections and repeating patterns in the Parthenon frieze John G. Younger; 4. Pandora and the Panathenaic Peplos Noel Robertson; 5. A reconstruction of the Parthenon's east pediment Georgios Mostratos; 6. The Parthenon East Metopes, the Gigantomachy, and digital technology Katherine A. Schwab; 7. The Parthenon in 1687: new sources William St. Clair and Robert Picken; 8. IntraQuarry sourcing of the Parthenon marbles: applications of the Pentelic Marble Stable Isotope Database Scott Pike; 9. Conclusion: the current state of Parthenon research Jenifer Neils.

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