The Treasures of the Parthenon and Erechtheion / Edition 1

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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.

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University of Cincinnati
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Note on Conventions
I The Historical Context of the Treasures 1
II The Treasures of the Opisthodomos 40
III The Treasures of the Proneos 64
IV The Treasures of the Parthenon 81
V The Treasures of the Hekatompedon 104
VI The Treasures of the Erechtheion 201
VII The Treasures and the Worshippers 223
App. I. Personal Names Associated with Objects in the Inventories 245
App. II. Civic Dedications in the Inventories 250
App. III. The Inventories in Chronological Order 253
App. IV. Primary Sources for the Opisthodomos 258
App. V. Primary Sources for the Erechtheion 259
App. VI. Primary Sources for the Parthenon 260
App. VII. Primary Sources for the Panathenaic Festival 261
App. VIII. References to the Chryselephantine Statue in the Inventories 263
App. IX The Doors and Keys to the Temples on the Akropolis 266
App. X Broken or Damaged Items in the Parthenon and Erechtheion 268
App. XI The Standard Weight Used in Making Gold and Silver Vases 269
App. XII The Golden Nikai Revisited 272
App. XIII Persian Objects in the Inventory Lists 276
Glossary: Greek 279
Glossary: English 284
Bibliography 287
Index of Objects 300
General Index 304
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