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Title Acropolis / by Patrick Fleming
Published Brighton, England : electric sky, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (56 min.)
Series Art and architecture in video
Empires of Stone
Summary Legend has it that Euripides predicted that when people looked at the ruins of the Acropolis, they would imagine Athens was five times more important that it actually was. Upon its elevated platform, the Acropolis boasts four of the greatest ever masterpieces of classical architecture, all built within 40 years. Even today, it is hard to over-estimate their beauty and influence. They are potent symbols of a golden era which produced just about everything we associate with the ancient Greeks - an era of wealth, energy and creativity which produced the plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes, the thinking of Socrates, and the Acropolis itself - an icon of progressive civilisation. Empires of Stone: Acropolis will restore the entire site to the brilliant purity of its original conception. In doing so we will reveal the extraordinary building skills and architectural ascetics that make the Parthenon and the other great buildings of the Acropolis unique. We will also seek to understand the cultural and social influences that demanded and then helped create such a timeless beauty. In the secrets of the Acropolis lie the secrets of the Grecian empire
Notes In English
Subject Architecture, Greek.
Acropolis (Athens, Greece)
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Fleming, Patrick, director, producer
Bhaskar, Sanjeev, 1964- narrator
Electric Sky (Firm)
Other Titles Empires of Stone, Episode 2 : Acropolis