The Parthenon

The Parthenon

by Mary Beard
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Harvard University Press
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The Parthenon

This book conducts readers through the storied past and towering presence of the most famous building in the world. Who built the Parthenon, and for what purpose? How are we to understand its sculpture? Why is it such a compelling monument? The classicist and historian Mary Beard offers readers the ultimate tour of the marvelous history and present state of this glory of the Acropolis, and of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674010857
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 02/20/2003
Series: Wonders of the World Series , #1
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 4.58(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

  • 1. Why the Parthenon Might Make You Cry
  • 2. ‘The Temple They Call the Parthenon’
  • 3. ‘The Finest Mosque in the World’
  • 4. ‘From Ruin to Reconstruction’
  • 5. ‘The Golden Age of Athens’?
  • 6. Meanwhile, Back in London…
  • Making a Visit?
  • Further Reading
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Figures
  • Greek Names
  • Acknowledgements
  • Index

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