Worshipping Athena: Panathenaia and Parthenon

Worshipping Athena: Panathenaia and Parthenon

Paperback Wisconsin Studies in Classics (Paperback)

Edited by Jenifer Neils

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  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 228mm x 16mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 31 January 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Wisconsin
  • ISBN 10: 029915114X
  • ISBN 13: 9780299151140
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 29 b&w photographs, 7 drawings
  • Sales rank: 1,115,470

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The foremost religious festival of ancient Athens was the Panathenaia. This work addresses the problems of its interpretation, discussing the seasonal controversy over the Parthenon frieze. The festival is also compared with others held throughout the ancient Greek world.

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Jenifer Neils is professor and chair of art history at Case Western Reserve University. She organized the exhibition "Goddess and Polis: The Panathenaic Festival in Ancient Athens" in 1992 and edited the accompanying catalog.

Review quote

"A superb presentation of a subject central to classical archaeology. . . . All the chapters will be of great interest to scholars, and particularly to students, as they represent up-to-date treatments of enduring problems."--William R. Biers, University of Missouri-Columbia