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

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CUP Archive, 1999 - Architecture - 384 pages
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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

Chapter
3
Chapter Three
35
Chapter Four
67
Chapter Five
85
Chapter Nine
222
Chapter
235
Chapter Twelve
261
Chapter Thirteen
283
Appendix
305
Appendix D
319
Works Cited
367
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