The Athenian Acropolis: History, Mythology, and Archaeology from the Neolithic Era to the Present

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CUP Archive, 1999 - Architecture - 384 pages
This is a comprehensive study of the art, archaeology, myths, cults, and function of one of the most illustrious sites in the West. Providing an extensive treatment of the significance of the site during the 'Golden Age' of classical Greece, Jeffrey Hurwit discusses the development of the Acropolis throughout its long history, up to and including the recent discoveries of the Acropolis restoration project, which have prompted important re-evaluations of the site and its major buildings. Throughout, the author describes the role of the Acropolis in everyday life, always placing it within the context of Athenian cultural and intellectual history. Accompanied by 10 color plates, 172 halftones, and 70 line drawings, this is the most thorough book on the Acropolis to be published in English in nearly a century.
 

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Contents

PROLOGUE
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Athena fashioning horse Berlin F 2415
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Chapter Three
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Fig 71
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century
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Chapter Nine
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Chapter
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Chapter Twelve
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Chapter Thirteen
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Appendix
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THE NARRATIVE
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Fig 48
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Redfigure skyphos by Penelope Painter
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Chapter Five
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Fig 61
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Fig 67
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Appendix D
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Fig 63
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Fig 64
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Fig 25
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Fig 70
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Works Cited
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