Parthenon

Parthenon

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In an engrossing book - one of a coming small and quite loose 'series' on wonders of the world - such as the Colosseum, Stonehenge, the Pyramids, the Alhambra -Mary Beard, biographer, reviewer and leading classicist tells the history and explains the significance of the Temple of Athena, the divine patroness of the ancient Athenian Empire, and of the great sculptures which adorned it, now dispersed and some like the gold and ivory image of the goddess lost for ever. She tells too the story of its later ruin and the removal of the marbles, and offers some stimulating thoughts on the matter.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 139.7 x 203.2 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 186197292X
  • 9781861972927

About Mary Beard

Mary Beard is a Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge, Reader in Classics and keeper of the Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology. She has written a much lauded life of the pioneer scholar Jane Harrison and often reviews for the TLS and the LRB.show more

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