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  • Parthenon

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    The Parthenon is a Doric order style of the Temple that built by the Athenian Empire in 447 BC. In terms of political and military viewpoints, the Parthenon is a symbol of Athenian imperial power. As said by Martin (1999) that the Parthenon served as a champion of military power, indicated

  • Architecture Of The Parthenon

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    The Parthenon was built from 447 BC to 432 BC. The temple served two main purposes: First, It was built in dedication to the goddess of Athena, which held the Statue of Athena. People believed that she helped the Greeks conquer the Persian Empire in the Persian Wars as well as watched over them and the city. Second, it was a branch of the state treasury at the time it was built. Under the supervision of the sculptor Phidias, two architects were given the credit in the design of The Parthenon. The

  • Construction Of The Parthenon

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    the Parthenon was constructed has aroused debate both in the time of its construction all the way up to the modern day. The Parthenon in Athens is one of the most impressive pieces of architecture from the Greek world, made from Pentelic marble and some say that it ‘enjoys the reputation of being the most perfect Doric temple ever built’ (Norwich 2001: 63). The question as to why it was built remains however and this essay will set out the main argument for the construction of the Parthenon- that

  • An Essay On The Parthenon

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    The Parthenon, a temple of the Doric order, is one of the greatest artistic accomplishments of the fifth century. The Parthenon is viewed without mythological reference and stands far outside the normal Greek temple decoration, which is commonly known to derive its subject matter from the mythical past. (Connelly 53) The Parthenon is different from most other Grecian art of the fifth century and is truly beautiful. One of the greatest reasons the Parthenon is set apart as a great feat in Grecian

  • The Parthenon Essay

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    The Parthenon There are some historians that believe before the Parthenon began, Athens concluded a peace treaty with Persia in 449 BC. The Athenian Empire was at the height of its power when the work on the Parthenon began in 447 BC and continued until 432 BC. The Delian League/Athenian Empire continued to exist even after the reason for its existence ceased to be valid. It is now openly acknowledged that Athens was not just the head of the Greek defense league but an imperial master over other

  • The Parthenon Sculptures

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    The British Government have an obligation to give back the Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum back to the Greek government. This is due to the importance the Statues have in Greek Culture, the importance of having the Acropolis once again united, and the high level of evidence supporting the claim that the British stole the statues. This essay will aim to explain each of these points, a well as the British Rebuttals. Not only this, but a recount will be made on the attempt made by myself

  • The Marbles And The Parthenon

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    For nearly 2500 years the Parthenon, located in Athens, Greece has manifested the ancient Greek notions of justice, freedom and artistic excellence. One of the most well-known artifacts that were once on the Parthenon 's exterior were the Elgin Marbles. These sacred marbles were crafted by the well-regarded Phidias, consisting of an extensive amount of Greek ideologies and exceptional artistic impressions. The Elgin marbles were taken from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin and brought to Britain. Hundreds

  • The Parthenon And The Marbles

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    The Parthenon is located on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece; is a former temple which was dedicated to Greek goddess Athena, whom the Athens considered their leader. According to the British Museum (2015), The Parthenon was built nearly 2500 years ago and has a long and complex history. After thousands of years it became a church of the Virgin Mary of the Athenians, then a mosque and then finally resulted in a archaeological ruin. After the result of a ruin, the buildings were reformed in which

  • The Parthenon Essay

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    The Parthenon Building the Parthenon was a greater feat than they ever would have known. Work on the Parthenon began in 477 BC. A much smaller shrine already stood on this site, one to which we can attribute various pieces of surviving decorative material--lions and snakes, a cornice incised with flying birds, and a blue-bearded trinity that may conceivably represent Cecrops, Erechtheus, and Poseidon. If such an edifice in fact existed, it was torn down to make way for a huge limestone platform

  • Essay On The Parthenon

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    craft. When construction started on the Parthenon in 447BC, the empire of Athena was at the height pf its power. Construction on the Parthenon was completed in 432. At that time, the Parthenon represents the distinct and the noticeable flourishing of Athenian sovereign power, freedom by the devastation of the Peloponnesian War. Similarly, it stands for the power and influence of the Athenian politician, Pericles, who advocated for its construction. The Parthenon was designed in the Doric style of architecture

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