Essays Tagged: "Acropolis of Athens"

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

In roughly the center of ancient Athens stood a 500 foot Dolomite outcropping known as the Athenian Acropolis (Greek meaning high city). During the 5th century B.C. an extensive building program, init ... ry caused the Turkish powder being stored in the Parthenon to explode, scattering debris across the Acropolis. This explosion scattered the sculptings of Phidias on the ground where the British govern ...

(4 pages) 191 2 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Influence of Humanism in the Architecture of Classical Greece and Rome

as built between 447 and 438 BC. The Parthenon was designed by Phidias, and built by Ictinus on the Acropolis of Athens with the purpose to honor the goddess Athena and the people that honored her. Al ...

(4 pages) 46 0 3.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

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

Telemakhos maturation

nd unassertive youth, being controlled by his mother's suitors invading his house into a man worthy of standing next to his father in life and in combat. The goddess Athena guides Telemakhos and assis ... t. The goddess Athena guides Telemakhos and assists him in his journey to adulthood. Homer's notion of becoming a man involves taking risks to bring honor to one's self and family. Telemakhos's journe ...

(4 pages) 3 0 0.0 Nov/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature