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    The Athenian Acropolis: History, Mythology, and Archaeology from the Neolithic Era to the Present (Hardback) By (author) Jeffrey M. Hurwit


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    DescriptionThis is a comprehensive study of the art, archaeology, myths, cults, and function of one of the most illustrious sites in the West. Providing an extensive treatment of the significance of the site during the 'Golden Age' of classical Greece, Jeffrey Hurwit discusses the development of the Acropolis throughout its long history, up to and including the recent discoveries of the Acropolis restoration project, which have prompted important re-evaluations of the site and its major buildings. Throughout, the author describes the role of the Acropolis in everyday life, always placing it within the context of Athenian cultural and intellectual history. Accompanied by 10 color plates, 172 halftones, and 70 line drawings, this is the most thorough book on the Acropolis to be published in English in nearly a century.

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    The Athenian Acropolis
    History, Mythology, and Archaeology from the Neolithic Era to the Present
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeffrey M. Hurwit
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 215 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 1,670 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521417860
    ISBN 10: 0521417864

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000, ART000000, HIS002010, ARC005000, ART015060
    DC21: 722.809385
    LC classification: F287.A2 H87 1999
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD
    Illustrations note
    242 b/w illus. 10 colour illus.
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 January 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    '... a magisterial study ... [Hurwit] displays immense erudition and command of the scholarly literature ... Yet far from producing a dryly academic treatise, Hurwit constructs a vivid picture of this multipurpose hub of urban life and details just how the Acropolis was used, when and by whom.' New York Times Book Review 'For sheer volume of information presented in an accessible format ... the book has no peer and it certainly should be part of the library of every serious student of ancient Athens ... Hurwit gives us what must be pretty much the last word on the Acropolis of the 20th century. Thanks to this book, it is a monument we can revisit again and again.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review 'This is a monumental undertaking, and the resulting book is a very wide-ranging and detailed survey of the most famous site in the Greek world.' The Classical Review
    Table of contents
    1. The rock; 2. The goddess; 3. The Acropolis in Athenian life and literature; 4. The strong house of Erechtheus: the Acropolis in the Bronze Age; 5. Sanctuary and citadel; 6. Tyranny, democracy, and the archaic Acropolis; 7. The early classical Acropolis; 8. A guide to the high classical Acropolis; 9. The Parthenon Frieze, Nike, and thematic unity; 10. Pandora and the Athena Parthenos; 11. Reflections upon the Golden Age; 12. The Hellenistic and Roman Acropolis; 13. The end of the ancient Acropolis; 14. Restoration.