Essays Tagged: "Acropolis"

Theater of Dionysus

y B.C. The theater was an outdoor auditorium in the shape of a great semicircle on the slope of the Acropolis, with rows of seats on which about eighteen thousand spectators could comfortably seat. Th ... would go to when they had to change their costumes. Above lay the deep blue sky, behind it was the Acropolis, and seen in the distance was the olive colored hills and lush green of the forests that s ...

(4 pages) 94 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Athena, the Godess of Wisdom

arthenon (5th century BC) which was named for Parthenos ('the Maiden'), which still stands atop the Acropolis in Athens. The interior of the Parthenon stands a statue of Athena Parthenos, sculpted by ...

(5 pages) 112 1 4.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

A chapter-to-chapter study summary of Aristophanes' Greek comedy "Lysistrata", exploring the aspects of the 'Tragic Cycle'

e, not mixed with water.ParadosThe Chorus of Old Men try to evict the women, who had taken over the Acropolis, from there, using pots of fire to 'smoke' them away.They fail in their attempt as a resul ... se and start obeying his commands.DebateLysistrata says the reason for the women to have seized the Acropolis was to capture the treasury, therefore taking hold of the money - 'no money, no war' - to ...

(6 pages) 103 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

All the main buildings in the acropolis.

Different Buildings in the AcropolisThe Erechtheum temple is from the middle classical period of Greek art and architecture, bu ... e Erechtheum temple is from the middle classical period of Greek art and architecture, built on the Acropolis of Athens between 421 and 405BC.The Erechtheum contained sanctuaries to Athena Polias, Pos ... ocated at the west end of the hill, is a roofed entrance structure into the sacred precincts of the Acropolis. It was designed by the renowned architect Mnesicles, and constructed between the years 43 ...

(5 pages) 62 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

This essay tells you all the reasons for why the Parthenon is a special example of a Greek Temple, during the greek classical period.

you notice about the Parthenon as a temple, isn't the actual building itself, it is the rest of the acropolis, the surrounding buildings. Most Greek temples wouldn't have had this, and the fact that i ... s, which makes it more holy in a sense, but also it is easier to defend from military invasion. The Acropolis and therefore the Parthenon being on a hill also made it the central landmark in Athens, o ...

(4 pages) 87 0 1.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

Trace the development of the temple from an individual building to one of many in a sanctuary complex

placement of the buildings was essential. One of the largest sanctuaries in Ancient Greece was the Acropolis of Athens. The Greeks built their towns in plains near or around a rocky hill that could e ... ed, being near water or in the case of Delphi, being near the Oracle. The best-known example is the Acropolis of Athens. Built on a limestone hill, the Acropolis dominates the city of Athens. It conta ...

(5 pages) 38 0 4.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Public Art in Greece: To what extent and in what ways does the Parthenon perform the function of a gigantic billboard for the late fifth century Athens? For whom is it intended?

was built on the site of an earlier temple destroyed by the Persians. Its location - it sits on the Acropolis - dominates Athens. It draws the citizen's eyes upwards, automatically elevating him in bo ... d light, and the positive forces of the cosmos. In this contest of miracles Poseidon has struck the Acropolis rock with his trident and has caused a spring of salt water to rush forth; Athena's spear, ...

(7 pages) 83 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Aristophanes and Lysistrata

husbands to end the Peloponnesian War.To make the men agree to a peace treaty, the women seized the Acropolis, where Athens' financial reserves are kept, and prevented the men from squandering them fu ... ining the city-state by prolonging a pointless war and excessively expending reserves stored in the Acropolis. This in turn added to the destruction of their family life by staying away from home for ...

(5 pages) 108 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Walls Came Tumbling Down in Victory: A Comparison of the Greek Parthenon and the marble statue "Nike Adjusting Her Sandal"

Found at the Temple of Athena Nike (so named because Athena and Nike were one and the same) at the Acropolis in Athens, this work of art was forged in the Classical period around 427 B.C. Both of the ... ry distinct purpose in the daily lives of the Ancient Greeks.The Parthenon was at the center of the Acropolis in Ancient Athens. This placed it very high on the list of religious places to go to due t ...

(2 pages) 57 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

A day in the life of an ancient Athenian

. Even as your ship approaches the Athenian harbor Piraeus, you can see the marble monuments of the Acropolis and the shining golden edge of the spear, which belongs to the gigantic statue of the godd ...

(5 pages) 38 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Poverty and Culture

is was a form of two cities. There was a lower city, in which the people lived, and a high city, or acropolis, an elevated place in the center of the city. Usually the acropolis is where you would fin ...

(2 pages) 43 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Pericles' background in Ancient History and his influence in Athens.

extending art, democracy and literature throughout Athens, and for a great building project on the Acropolis, main one being the Parthenon.Pericles also introduced three main political reforms, which ... proposal, but it eventually preceded, and left Athens shining.The building program included (on the Acropolis) the Parthenon, Temple of Athena, Athena Promachos, and the Propylaea, which were all conn ...

(8 pages) 29 0 4.3 Jun/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Bulidings Of Civilization

e protector of Athens, and the temple resides upon the religious and cultural center of Athens: the Acropolis, which shows the devotion ancient Greeks felt towards their gods. The pediments, as previo ...

(8 pages) 23 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Lysistrata Summary

wo of them. At first, a group of old men hear of how the women have locked themselves in the Acropolis and will not come out. They gather up torches and go to smoke them out. Things end up out ... agistrate retires to go tell other magistrates of what is happening, and the women go back into the Acropolis. The next morning the men get up and strip down for battle with the women. The lead ...

(2 pages) 2462 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Effects Of The Persian Wars On Sparta And Athens

naval power. This gave Athens the opportunity to create a widespread empire. Athenians rebuilt the Acropolis and used all the Persians weapons to make a bronze statue in honor of Athena. They also be ...

(1 pages) 23 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Lysistrata Analysis

the absurdity of the war between Athens and Sparta by staging a battle of the sexes in front of the Acropolis, the worshipping place of Athena. How silly would a war seem if abstaining from lust and s ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Lysistrata -

of a woman.If women were such beasts as Euripides stated then would women have managed to seize the Acropolis, and prevented the men from squandering them further on the war. Euripides might have refe ... ruining the city- state by prolonging a pointless and excessively expending reserves stored in the Acropolis. The men being away at war would come home when they could, sexually relieve them selves a ...

(4 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama


eds to show the absurdity of the Peloponnesian War by staging a battle of the sexes in front of the Acropolis, worshipping place of Athena. Tied into all of this is the role of sex and reason and is e ... and maintain a levelheaded outlook on the situation.Later in the play, Lysistrata comes out of the Acropolis with a gloomy face. She is downhearted; all the women want to go sleep with men, and are d ...

(4 pages) 23 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Lysistrata of Aristophanes

me meaning, She Who Puts an End to War) has summoned the women of Athens to meet her at the foot of Acropolis. She puts before them the easy invitation that they must never lie again with their husban ... with the help of the women from Sparta and Thebes, they are impelled to agree. The women seize the Acropolis from which Athens is funding the war. After days of sexually depriving their men in order ...

(5 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Temple of Athena and the Temple of Fortuna Virilis

Temple of Athena Nike was built in the late fifth century BC, and it is one of the buildings on the Acropolis of Athens. Although it is much smaller than the surrounding structures, the temple has a s ... emple has a sense of prominence, because it is the first thing visitors see when they arrive at the Acropolis (Tansey and Kleiner 156). The plan for the temple was created by the architect Kallikrates ...

(8 pages) 47 0 5.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art