The Treasures of the Parthenon and Erechtheion / Edition 1

The Treasures of the Parthenon and Erechtheion / Edition 1

by Diane Harris
     
 

The Parthenon and the Erechtheion, two of the best-known monuments of ancient Athens, were once filled with countless priceless treasures, from furniture and musical instruments to jewelry of gold, silver, and bronze. This unique volume presents for the first time the only evidence we have for this massive collection of ancient objets d'art—the annually

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The Parthenon and the Erechtheion, two of the best-known monuments of ancient Athens, were once filled with countless priceless treasures, from furniture and musical instruments to jewelry of gold, silver, and bronze. This unique volume presents for the first time the only evidence we have for this massive collection of ancient objets d'art—the annually inscribed inventories by Athenian officials. The author provides the first ever translations of these inscriptions, and comes to some important and exciting conclusions about the life and religion of ancient Athens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198149408
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Series:
Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.96(d)
Lexile:
1440L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Abbreviations
Note on Conventions
IThe Historical Context of the Treasures1
IIThe Treasures of the Opisthodomos40
IIIThe Treasures of the Proneos64
IVThe Treasures of the Parthenon81
VThe Treasures of the Hekatompedon104
VIThe Treasures of the Erechtheion201
VIIThe Treasures and the Worshippers223
App. I. Personal Names Associated with Objects in the Inventories245
App. II. Civic Dedications in the Inventories250
App. III. The Inventories in Chronological Order253
App. IV. Primary Sources for the Opisthodomos258
App. V. Primary Sources for the Erechtheion259
App. VI. Primary Sources for the Parthenon260
App. VII. Primary Sources for the Panathenaic Festival261
App. VIII. References to the Chryselephantine Statue in the Inventories263
App. IX The Doors and Keys to the Temples on the Akropolis266
App. X Broken or Damaged Items in the Parthenon and Erechtheion268
App. XI The Standard Weight Used in Making Gold and Silver Vases269
App. XII The Golden Nikai Revisited272
App. XIII Persian Objects in the Inventory Lists276
Glossary: Greek279
Glossary: English284
Bibliography287
Index of Objects300
General Index304

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