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Author Woodford, Susan.

Title The Parthenon / Susan Woodford
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1981


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Description 48 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Series Cambridge educational
Cambridge introduction to the history of mankind : Topic book
Cambridge educational.
Contents 1. How the Parthenon came to be built. The Persian wars -- The Delian League becomes an Athenian empire -- The decision to build the Parthenon -- 2. How the Greeks worshipped their gods and goddesses. The Greek gods and goddesses -- Temple plans: four basic types -- Temple design: the Doric and Ionic orders -- Structural principles -- 3. Building the Parthenon. Planning -- Preparing the ground -- Quarrying and transport -- Setting up the peristyle -- Building the walls -- The interior -- Roofing -- Finishing -- Refinements -- The men who built the Parthenon -- 4. The sculptures of the Parthenon. The position of the sculptures -- The metopes 447-442 BC -- The frieze 442-438 BC -- What makes people think the sculpture is so beautiful? -- The pediments 438-432 BC -- The celebrated statue of Athena -- The men who made the sculptures of the Parthenon -- 5. The Parthenon in the fifth century BC and later. The Parthenon in Periclean Athens -- The Parthenon under the Romans -- The Parthenon as a church and a mosque -- The explosion of 1687: the Parthenon in ruins -- The Elgin Marbles -- The present: the Parthenon in danger again
Summary An account of the design, building, decoration, and eventual destruction of the temple dedicated to Athena, and aspects of Greek life and worship
Analysis Parthenon (Athens, Greece)
Architecture, Ancient
Architecture, Greek
Parthenon (Athens, Greece)
Notes Also published: Minneapolis: Lerner, 1983
Subject Parthenon (Athens, Greece)
Parthenon (Athens, Greece) -- Juvenile literature.
LC no. 80041277
ISBN 0521226295