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    DescriptionPraise for the previous edition: 'Wry and imaginative, this gem of a book deconstructs the most famous building in Western history' - Benjamin Schwarz, "The Atlantic". 'In her brief but compendious volume [Beard] says that the more we find out about this mysterious structure, the less we know. Her book is especially valuable because it is up to date on the restoration the Parthenon has been undergoing since 1986' - Gary Wills, "New York Review of Books". At once an entrancing cultural history and a congenial guide for tourists, armchair travelers, and amateur archaeologists alike, this book conducts readers through the storied past and towering presence of the most famous building in the world. In the revised version of her classic study, Mary Beard now includes the story of the long-awaited new museum opened in 2009 to display the sculptures from the building that still remain in Greece, as well as the controversies that have surrounded it, and asks whether it makes a difference to the 'Elgin Marble debate'.

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    The Parthenon
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mary Beard
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 114 mm
    Height: 184 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 213 g
    ISBN 13: 9780674055636
    ISBN 10: 0674055632

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: AMN
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    Libri: I-HP
    B&T General Subject: 800
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    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
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    DC22: 938.5
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009080
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938/.5, 726.120809385
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    LC classification: DF287.P3 B43 2010
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    Thema V1.0: NHC, AMN, NKD
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    30 halftones, 7 line illustrations, 1 map
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    30 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Author Information
    Mary Beard has a Chair of Classics at Cambridge and is a Fellow of Newnham College. She is classics editor of The Times Literary Supplement and author of the blog "A Don's Life". She is also a winner of the 2008 Wolfson History Prize.