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    DescriptionThis book is an abridged and revised edition of the author's monumental The Athenian Acropolis: History, Mythology and Archaeology from the Neolithic Era to the Present. It focuses specifically on the development of the Acropolis in the fifth century BC and the building program initiated by Pericles. Placing the century-long development within its historical and cultural contexts, Jeffrey Hurwit explores the physical nature of the Acropolis itself, the character of the goddess Athena, and how the building program exploits and reveals the Acropolis's own venerable history. He also offers an interpretation of the thematic unity that links the many structures of the Periclean Acropolis. Incorporating the latest discoveries and research on individual monuments of the Acropolis, this edition is illustrated with 145 halftones as well as a CD-ROM including 180 colour images of the monuments of the Acropolis.

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    The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles Paperback with CD-ROM
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeffrey M. Hurwit
    Physical properties
    Format: Mixed media product
    Number of pages: 330
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 247 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 840 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521527408
    ISBN 10: 0521527406

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    LC classification: DF287.A2 H87 2004
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    LC classification: DF287.A2 H
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    Edition statement
    Abridged edition
    Illustrations note
    145 b/w illus.
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    Publication date
    05 July 2004
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    Jeffrey Hurwit is one of the leading scholars of ancient Greek art. A professor of art and archaeology at the University of Oregon, he is the author of numerous articles on aspects of Greek art and archaeology, and the author of The Art and Culture of Early Greece. A Guggenheim fellow, he was appointed in 2001 to the prestigious Martha S. Joukowsky Lectureship for the Archaeological Institute of America and in 2003 became the inaugural Dorothy Burr Thompson Memorial Lecturer at the University of British Columbia.
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    'While Hurwit's summaries are invaluable to the general reader, he occasionally presents alternative interpretations that will intrigue the specialist.' Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 'This is the first single-authored, academic study of the impact of the Great War on Ireland, and it performs this pioneering role admirably. It provides an essential introduction to the subject and suggests avenues for further study ... This is an immensely valuable book that is certain to become a standard text. It is engagingly written, well illustrated and will be of benefit to, and enjoyed by, anyone interested in Irish history.' Reviews in History
    Table of contents
    1. The rock and the goddess; 2. Landscape of memory: the past on the classical acropolis; 3. Pericles, Athens, and the building program; 4. The Parthenon; 5. The Propylaia; 6. The Erechtheion (the classical temple of Athena Polias); 7. The sanctuary of Athena Nike; 8. The rest of the program; 9. Conclusion: the Periclean Acropolis as a whole.