The setting of the Periclean Parthenon, Issues 3-5
Famous classical buildings, such as the Parthenon, are preserved in such monumental isolation that it is hard to reconstruct the effect that they might have had on the ancient visitor. Their setting relative to other buildings, to statues, and surrounding vegetation is lost to us. This book presents a forensic examination of the archaeological remains on the Acropolis to reconstruct the immediate surroundings of one of the most striking monuments of antiquity.
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Certain Features Pertaining to the Pronaos and Opisthodomus of
Precinct of Zeus Polieus
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Acropolis of Athens Acropolis rock Acropolis wall altar angle antedated antefixes architrave Areopagus axis blocks of poros bottom Brauronian Artemis broad flight bronze bumper-fasteners bumpers cella Chalkotheke proper Cimon's wall Cleisthenes columns court west east door Erechtheum Ergane excavations facade Figure flight of rock-cut flight of steps foundation of Kara foundation wall Frontispiece Greek grilles Hcsperia height Ictinus indication inscription intercolumniation Iphicrates J. E. Harrison Kara stone Kavvadias and Kawerau main entrance marble metopes monument north side northeast corner Old Temple Older Parthenon Pausanias pediment Pelasgian Periclean Parthenon Phidias poros blocks portico precinct of Zeus probably pronaos and opisthodomus Propylaea propylon rabbet restored retaining wall risers rock-cut steps Sanctuary seen shields shown in Fig sight-lines sill south stoa southern stairs statue stelae step high steps west stylobate Temple of Athena terrace treads trim valves west door west faqade width Zeus Polieus