Essays Tagged: "Parthenon"

What is the greatest difference between Greek and Roman Architecture

architecture has been noted as some of the world's finest buildings known to man kind. Such as the Parthenon, and the temples they built to their Gods, have been studied over for many years. The way ... e of Marble. The Greeks constructed many acropolises, one famous one was the Partheneon. Inside the Parthenon shows statues of Athena and Poseidon fighting in the presence of other gods. Who ever won ...

(1 pages) 121 0 4.1 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Ancient Greece

s to honor their Gods and Goddess and held the Olympics in honor of the king of the gods Zeus . The Parthenon was a temple built to honor the Goddess Athena . The people believed the Gods and Goddess ...

(3 pages) 148 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Athena, the Godess of Wisdom

ation with the owl, an ancient symbol of wisdom and reason.The most famous temple to Athena was the Parthenon (5th century BC) which was named for Parthenos ('the Maiden'), which still stands atop the ... 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 Phidais.When I was reading through myths, ...

(5 pages) 112 1 4.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

This essay is about the golden rectangle/section.

tio or the Golden Rectangle. This proportion has been demonstrated in the Greek architecture of the Parthenon, the Renaissance architecture of Leon Battista Alberti's Santa Maria Novella in Florence, ...

(2 pages) 56 0 3.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Acid rain, creative speech on the topic, "Why I should be elected", related to the acid rain problems in area. Could easily be changed to essay.

n Germany, has lost almost one third of it trees because of this problem.Many landmarks such as the Parthenon have been eroded form acid rain.Acid rain can be caused in many areas has been caused by b ...

(1 pages) 34 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science 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.

History of ArtIn what ways was the Parthenon an unusual example of a temple in Greece of the 5th century B.C. Relate its unusual featur ... l features to the historical and political circumstances in 5th Century Athens.When you look at the Parthenon and try to show what is different about it, and why this difference has occurred, you must ... ow now about the political history in Greece of that time.The first thing that you notice about the Parthenon as a temple, isn't the actual building itself, it is the rest of the acropolis, the surrou ...

(4 pages) 87 0 1.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

The Ancient Greek Parthenon in Athens. Information about the Parthenon and the statue of Athena inside.

eau. These structures, in the order they were constructed were: the temple of Athena Parthenos (the Parthenon), 447-432 BC; the Propylaea (gateway), 437-432 BC; the temple of Athena Nike, 427-424 BC; ... olic Church, a Turkish harem, and a Turkish powder magazine. The majority of the damage done to the Parthenon occurred on September 16, 1687, when during a war between the Turks and Venice, a direct h ...

(4 pages) 191 2 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

"The Parthenon".

The Parthenon is a marvel of Greek architecture and innovation and has the recognition of being one of t ... stands towering above Athens, a real and tangible item of their power and wealth for centuries.The Parthenon was built under the rule of the Greek politician Pericles, who sought to restore Athens' t ... city-states, especially Sparta, which eventually drew to the Peloponnesian War.Construction on the Parthenon began in 447BC and completed nearly fifteen years later in 432BC. This temple was a dedica ...

(5 pages) 113 0 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Old city philadelphia buildings

ngs from ancient Greece, a previous world power. The Second Bank of the United States resembled the Parthenon in Greece. Back then walking up to these banks must have been an amazing experience. The t ...

(2 pages) 29 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Greek contributions to the Western Civilization

ivilization has given the western civilizations of today many contributions from the columns of the Parthenon to philosophy. The Greeks have contributed many of the things we use and think about to th ... in many of our governmental buildings, an example would be from the columns that where used on the Parthenon. Also we get many principles of geometry from the Greeks. The Olympics started in Greece a ...

(1 pages) 62 0 4.0 Apr/2004

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

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

as a magnificent civilization filled with many extravagant buildings and wondrous works of art. The Parthenon was one such building, and Nike Adjusting Her Sandal, is one such work of art. The Parthen ... ct as the virgin goddess. Built in 447 B.C. and designed by architects Iktinos and Kallikrates, the Parthenon was constructed of marble and employed the use of Doric columns, which are distinct due to ...

(2 pages) 57 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Account for the centrality of ancient sculpture to the canon of art in Western Europe between the Renaissance and the early nineteenth century.

d as inspiration forPoussin. In comparison to this figure, the statues Dionysus and Ilissus from theParthenon marbles are much more naturalistic and appear to be in quite a relaxedposition. Admiring t ... to "keep meto nature for the rest of my life".(B1, p53 quoting Haydon) Implicitly this suggests theParthenon marbles convinced him that naturalistic styles that records "actions andresponses"(ibid.) ...

(5 pages) 101 0 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Parthenon

The Parthenon was an ancient Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Athena Parthenos. Currently the Parth ... enon is in ruins, but it remains a masterpiece of Greek architecture. It took 15 years to build the Parthenon, the Parthenon was built under the leadership of Pericles, and by the architects Ictinus a ... s, and by the architects Ictinus and Callicrates. Greek artist Phidias supervised the design of the Parthenon.The Parthenon is a large, rectangular marble temple with 17 columns along each of its side ...

(1 pages) 40 0 0.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Parthenon: Athenian Victory

royed by the Persian invaders. Perhaps the crowning achievement of his new building program was the Parthenon, the temple to be dedicated to commemorate the greatness of the patron goddess of Athens, ... ated to commemorate the greatness of the patron goddess of Athens, Athena.Finished in 432 B.C., the Parthenon represented much for the people of Athens. In the work Pericles, Plutarch explains that th ...

(10 pages) 59 0 4.3 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Athens / Rome Planning and Structure.

tries -- circle, square, rectangle) were placed onto a complex system of streets. Hence we have the Parthenon, placed on the highest hill in Athens, fed by the meandering Panathenaic Way, which passes ...

(2 pages) 32 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

This is an essay on Western Civilizations and cities of the time

pictographic writing was also significant because it was used for trading and buying goods.2.) The Parthenon is an exquisite temple and treasury built in 447 BC in honor of Athena, the goddess of wis ...

(3 pages) 46 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

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

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 restructured aspects of Athen ... t 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 connected by the Sa ...

(8 pages) 29 0 4.3 Jun/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Athens "Golden Age"

ive structures. One of the most famous structures to result from Pericles' building project was the Parthenon. The Parthenon and other such structures re-established Athens's glory and while some Athe ...

(5 pages) 16 0 3.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Art Museum Collection -Classical Greece -Roman Civilization -Islamic Civilization -Early Chinese Civilization -Gothic and Late Middle Ages -The Baroque Age

GE \* MERGEFORMAT �9� Art Museum CollectionHumanities and the ArtsClassical GreeceThe Parthenon is a masterpiece embodying the unique architecture of Classical Greek temples. Covering an ... e architecture of Classical Greek temples. Covering an earlier temple, sometimes referred to as Pre-Parthenon, it was the only structure completed before the Peloponnesian War. It stands on the highes ...

(8 pages) 34 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Art Essays

The Golden Ratio

s with the golden ratio and all its applications. It can be found in the great pyramid of Giza, the Parthenon and the Mona Lisa. It is prominent in human and animal anatomy, it can be found in the str ... ) we get 1.61804; phi +0.000 01. Another example of the golden ratio in ancient architecture is the Parthenon. The front of the Parthenon can be comfortably framed by a golden rectangle, and the sculp ...

(4 pages) 18 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics