The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. Its 'looted' Elgin Marbles are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they? In a revised and updated edition, Mary Beard, award winning writer, reviewer and leading Cambridge classicist, tells the history and explains the significance of the Parthenon, the temple of the virgin goddess Athena, the divine patroness of ancient Athens.
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An excellent study of this iconic building. Thoughtful, balanced, and wise, it follows the history of the Parthenon from its construction through its later incarnations as church, mosque, powder ... Read full review
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Among the many texts on Greek architecture and culture, Beard offers what she calls "another dimension" to the fame and cultural heritage of the Parthenon when she asserts that is has the "added ... Read full review
CHAPTER 1 Why the Parthenon might make you cry
CHAPTER 2 The temple they call the Parthenon
CHAPTER 3 The finest Mosque in the world
CHAPTER 4 From ruin to reconstruction
CHAPTER 5 The Golden Age of Athens?
CHAPTER 6 Meanwhile back in London
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