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  • Parthenon's Columns
    875 words
    The Greeks had an eager individualistic strain that led them to high levels of creative thinking in art, science, and literature. They were by nature sensitive to beauty and made its creation and enjoyment an important and necessary part of their lives. The Parthenon is a beautiful monument noted for its perfect simplicity of design and the harmony of its proportions. 1 From the architecture, to the sculpture, to the history of this great monument the Parthenon remains a masterpiece. The Parthen...
  • Parthenon The Parthenon
    346 words
    The Parthenon The Parthenon was a temple to the patron goddess of Athens, Athena. Located atop Athens's Acropolis, the Parthenon was an architectural masterpiece. I twas constructed between 447 and 432 BCE by the Greek sculptor Phidias and the Greek architects Icterus and Callicrates. It the largest temple in Greece. However, subtle elements used in the construction create amazing effects. All of the 46 massive stone columns lean inward slightly, the flutes on the columns taper off a bit near th...
  • Four Centuries Of Greek Temple Architecture
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    "The Parthenon... enjoys the reputation of being the most perfect Doric temple ever built. Even in antiquity, its architectural refinements were legendary, especially the subtle correspondence between the curvature of the stylobate, the batter, or taper, of the naos walls and the entasis of the columns". This quote from John Julius Norwhich's book, Great Architecture of The World, describes perfectly the reason for which the Parthenon in Athens, which is probably the most famous and most studied...
  • Plato's View Of Science And Mathematics
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    The philosophical ideas of Plato that relate to the Parthenon include whether the structure is an element of the Visible World or the Intelligible World. In my opinion, Plato would view the Parthenon as an object in the Visible World. The Parthenon is a one of a kind monument that is tangible and exists in our real world. The Parthenon is an architectural project and deals with forms of science and mathematics. Plato's view of science and mathematics are categorized as forms in the Intelligible ...
  • Sculptural Part Of The Parthenon
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    Wow this is a nice day to be out in the agora wondering around the market places. I love walking past the Parthenon, you know this is the proudest building we Greeks ever built. If one-structure sums up our history and our superiority in architecture it's this building. These might have been some of the thoughts that ran through the mind of the Greeks during this time period. The one thing that gave the Athenians great pleasure was the temple they built, which was also a cause of envy and amazem...
  • Temples Of The Doric Order
    1,562 words
    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, roughly 252 by...
  • Battered Structure And Columns Of The Parthenon
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    The Parthenon Greek culture blossomed after the Persian Wars. General Pericles around the 450's BC led the reconstruction of Athens; which became the most beautiful city in all of Greece. Pericles greatest structure built under his command was the Parthenon. The Parthenon was a temple built for the patron goddess Athena (goddess of wisdom and art). Construction started 447 BC and continued until 432 BC. The structure is located in Athens Greece, on the acropolis. The architects Ictinus and Calli...
  • Revisionist History Of The Mad Revisionist
    784 words
    The Mad Revisionist's The Parthenon: A Post-Hellenistic Fabrication is an interesting piece, of which there are many different arguments are made in order to prove that there is no apparent evidence that (the Parthenon) was the majestic temple which the authorities claim. The Mad Revisionist is an individual who puts an extraordinary amount of effort into poking fun at Holocaust revisionists, but, at the same time, he also indirectly poses another intriguing question: What if this is true You ca...
  • Parthenon And Its Sculptures
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    "In its incomparable proportions and reserved poise it remains one of the imperishable achievements of the human mind" (Fleming 32). In Arts & Trades William Fleming commends the Greeks on their genius masterpiece, the Parthenon. The Parthenon served as the glorious temple of Athena, the patroness of Athens, as well as the treasury of the Delian League. Fleming discusses the main ideas of the Greek's belief system and shows how they are exemplified in the Parthenon's structure, sculpture, and st...
  • Four Centuries Of Knowledge Concerning Temple Construction
    276 words
    The Parthenon is the most significant and important symbol of the ancient Greek civilization to this day. This temple was built in dedication to the patron goddess of Athens, Athena Parthenos. The construction of this temple began in 447 B.C. and was not completed until almost 438 B.C. This temple was developed in the Doric order and made almost completely of pen telic marble. Even more astonishing is the fact that sculptural decoration was not completed until 432 B.C., almost 15 years after its...

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