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    The Athena Parthenos is one of the most important sculptures in Greek history. When Athena became the patron goddess of Athens, the Athena Parthenos was crafted in her honor. It is said to represent Ancient Greece and Athenian Democracy. The statue was made from ivory and gold by the artist Phidias and his assistants. It features the goddess, Athena, her shield, and the goddess, Nike who rests on her hand.Phidias began sculpting in 447 AD. However, in 296 AD the gold sheets used to make the statue were removed by Lachares to pay of his troops. They were eventually replaced with bronze. It used to be housed in the parthenon but the romans supposedly removed it from it’s home in the 5th century AD. Since then it has been lost except for a single…

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    The Parthenon Analysis

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    column to achieving a more noteworthy future taking into account their way of life and respectable human qualities. From their perspective, Humanism depends on judicious thought, magnificence, and innovativeness and it was the fundamental driver for an advanced aesthetic affectability, extraordinary appreciation for history, imaginative vote based standards, and as a result for splendid logical qualities. The triumph over the Persians compared to start of the brightest time of Athenian culture…

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    Athena, also called Athena Parthenos, was a Greek goddess who played a very important and unforgettable role in the time of Greek mythology. She was described as wearing body armor, a golden helmet, carrying a shield as well as a spear (Cartwright, “Athena”). She was often known to people as the protector of the city and the goddess of war, handicraft and practical reason. Athena was also the daughter of Zeus. Though, she did not have a mother; it is said that she appeared full-grown from Zeus’s…

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    1.) Varvakeion Athena Statue, National Museum This is a secondary source which can be found at the National Museum of Athens. It is the most authentic replica of the real Athena Parthenos made in the 2nd century, approximately 700 years after the original one was made. Reminiscent to the Athena Parthenos, the Varvakevion Athena Statue depicts Athena in all her glory. The goddess wore a warrior’s helmet, sleeveless robe and biblike aegis. On the palm of her right hand, stood a human-sized Nike,…

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    Athena In Greek Mythology

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    Athena was one of Zeus’s many daughters, but she was often called the lone child because of the way she was born. Instead of coming out of her mother, Athena was born from Zeus’s forehead after he ate her mother, Metis. There’s three stories about how she was birthed from his forehead. One of the three being that Zeus envied Metis for her wisdom so he devoured her. Zeus eventually got this enormous headache and Hermes cleaved Zeus’s head open with a double headed Minoan Axe, and Athena shot out…

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    Pallas Athena was a Greek goddess who was born fully grown with full armor from the head of Zeus. She was Zeus’ favorite child and he trusted her with an aegis that held the head of Medusa and his devastating weapon: the thunderbolt. Athena has a temple dedicated to her in Athens called the Parthenon. She was described as “gray-eyed” and because of her chasteness, Athena was called “Maiden Parthenos”. Athena was known to be the protector of civilized life, goddess of the city, handicrafts and…

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    Athena Research Paper

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    Athena Essay Pallas Athena is one of the most recognizable of the gods and goddesses of mount Olympus today. As the embodiment of wisdom and truth, she is someone I look up too and would very much like to emulate. While other gods and goddesses have been forgotten, or recognized only in name, Athena prevails as very well know. Athena is remembered so well because she was a direct descendent of one of the big three and very powerful, because the things she represented inspired humans to do great…

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    Essay On The Parthenon

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    The Parthenon was a temple built to the goddess of wisdom, Athena, and was served as a place of worship for the Greeks. It was placed in the highest point on Acropolis of Athens so that it could be seen from far away and close to the gods. Athena was a daughter of Zeus and the Titan Metis. Zeus fell in love with Metis and she became pregnant. An oracle predicted that Metis would have a girl first and later a boy, and the boy would be powerful enough to overthrow Zeus when he grew up. In fear of…

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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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    Parthenon By: Evan French Thesis The Parthenon was a big influence on greek architecture (Specifically columns). How did it influence greek architecture? It was one of the biggest influence on using columns. It displayed all three types of columns. It also influenced Roman architecture when they conquered the Western World (they liked the ideas of the different types of columns, which they were fascinated by). Greek to Roman to American The Greeks influenced the Romans’…

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