Acropolis of Athens

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  • The Parthenon: The Acropolis In Athens, Greece

    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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  • How Did Pericles Build The Parthenon?

    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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  • Compare And Contrast City And Greek Cities

    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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  • Pericles Leadership

    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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  • Alexander The Great: The Spread Of Greek Culture

    There were many very unfairly treated people at this time. Eventually, all slaves were freed by Ptolemy II. ( 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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  • Greek Odyssey

    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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  • Pericles Funeral Oration

    The ending of the first year in the Peloponnesian War sparked one of ancient Greece’s greatest works, Pericles’s funeral oration. It was written in tribute to the deceased soldiers as encouragement for their families; however, the underlying message is more politically-centered as well as praises for Athens. While he had decent military tactics, he was opinionated, which shows through in his famous speech. Based on Pericles’s opinions about use of wealth, class equality, and gender distinction…

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  • The Importance Of The Elgin Marbles

    want a part of their culture and history returned; “Greece has lost part of its national wealth as well as its national identity. Many organizations supporting the return of the marbles find the argument that Greek art belongs in Greece compelling” (Gibbon 117). With the return of the Marbles, Greece could see a resurgence in their national pride and it can make the country feel complete. Greece recently opened up a new Acropolis Museum in Athens and it would be the best place to return the…

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  • Essay On Athenian Temple

    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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  • Parthenon Marble Collection Research Paper

    beautiful buildings in New York City. The Olympic building located on fifth avenue between fifty first and fifty second street. Once you enter the building you will immediately notice the Parthenon marble cast collection against the wall. However, these marbles cast are copies of the originals, but these are so perfectly redone that you can probably mistake them for the originals. The design of the hallway, which the marble cast collection is in, is so simple and elegant that it also brings life…

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