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    It was buit totally from Pentalic marble, despite the fact that parts of its establishments are limestone from a pre-480 BCE sanctuary that was never finished, on top of a slope called the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Due to how enormous and tall it is inside the Parthenon there was a colossal statue of the goddess Athena. Outside the Parthenon, high up on its four dividers there was a frieze. The frieze shapes a solitary, ceaseless band around the outside of the internal building (along the highest point of the divider on the north and south and over the segments of the yard on the east and west). The artists really cut the frieze out…

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    Two, four, six, eight, ten, antiques need to go back to their origins. Antiques need be relocated back to their original origins, because that's where they belong and came from, in the beginning. They need to be returned to the origins or the place they came from, because that’s where they were made, and they belong to the people that made them. One thinks it’s wrong to keep something from its original home. In the article “Returning Antiquities to Their Countries of Origin” in paragraph three,…

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    The Parthenon is a temple that towers above the city of Athens, symbolizing the Athenians' wealth and power. The Parthenon was built as a part of the Acropolis in Athens and it served two main purposes. First, the temple is dedicated to Athena Parthenos, a Greek goddess and the city-symbol of Athens. This temple served as a monument to Athena because they believed that she helped the Greeks conquer the Persian Empire in the Persian Wars. Second, it was also a part of the state treasury. Tax…

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    Greek Parthenon sits on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. It was built as a temple to honor the goddess Athena. A shrine was also originally included in the construction of the temple. The planning of the temple was done by two men, Pheidias and Iktinos, who led a committee responsible for the design of the structure (Burford 25). Its construction began sometime around 447 B.C. and took about 15 years (Burford 23). The temple’s construction employed many citizens of different types of craftsmen…

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    In 447BCE, Pericles began the project he is most famous for: the building program on the Acropolis. The program's chief aim was to restore various Athenian temples and build more temples and other great buildings to glorify Athens. Furthermore, it offered Athenians the chance to display their imperial might through their architectural achievements. In 447/6 BC, work was begun on building the Parthenon. The Parthenon was designed to house an enormous gold and ivory statue of Athena, which was…

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    Pericles Leadership

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    Once the conflict between Greece and Persia had ceased in 479 BCE, Athens found themselves following a new leader, an Athenian statesman, Pericles, who had a fervent interest in advancing Athens. Under Pericles’ leadership, Athens experienced a period of time in the 5th century where they were regarded as the cultural, intellectual and commercial heart of the Hellenic world. Their hegemony and superiority contributed to the creation of a Golden Age, a valid title, which is currently embraced by…

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    city that came before it. One can notice which traits of Modern cities have been adapted from Greek cities by comparing and contrasting Ancient Athens, Greece and Manhattan, New York. These two urbanizations are both examples that display how much the urban grid and the programs within a city have changed over time. Although the city of Manhattan has advanced greatly contrasting the Ancient Athens polis, there are some common characteristics between these two urbanizations as well. One example…

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    Greek Odyssey

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    order to bring great blessings upon themselves they paid honours to the gods. These honours were paid in the form of sacrifices, offerings like works of art, money and other valuables to the gods’ sanctuaries, and festivals of songs, dances, prayers, and processions. For the first eight days of every month, Athens honoured the gods through a festival; on the third day Athena’s birthday was celebrated, Artemis’ birthday being celebrated on the sixth day, and her brother Apollo being honoured the…

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    Essay On Athenian Temple

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    The Athenian temple is my favorite piece of architecture as far as the Greeks go. It is beautifully built and its history is rich. The Athenian temple stood tall and proud until Athens decided to anger the great Persian Empire. Athens was basically in ruins and had to be rebuilt. The reconstruction of Athens included the Athenian temple. When the Persian wars ended, Athens was thrust into a new age. The Golden Age marked a magnificent time for innovation and new temple of Athena. The…

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    There were many very unfairly treated people at this time. Eventually, all slaves were freed by Ptolemy II. (Ancient.eu)(TheMetMuseum.org) Architecture was another thing that played a major role in Hellenism. There were so many architectural masterpieces and sculptures during this time such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon. There are many famous buildings that were built during this period of time. One important place is the Acropolis. The Acropolis was built sometime in the 5th…

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