Acropolis Essay - Robert England HON 111 Week 7 Dr Grillo's...

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Robert England HON 111 – Week 7 Dr. Grillo’s main topic during his lecture was how the Acropolis is a major historical site, created as a living form of history. The main reason that the Acropolis was built was for a war memorial of the victory of Athens over Persia at the Battle of Marathon. The massive sculptures and buildings could also have been a testament of the Athenians’ strength and success. In any case, the Acropolis is a physical piece of history, one of the few ancient temple sites that still exist. Everything in the Acropolis, down to the minute patterns in the tiny corners, has a historical reference and a historical purpose. First and foremost, the Acropolis’s buildings themselves are historic monuments. The original buildings were created to contain a physical record of Athens’s greatest moments, from battles to peacetime achievements. Over time, every storm, raid or other event that Athens faced, including botched restoration attempts and major explosions, would be etched naturally onto the stone in the form of cracks and dents. Even with all
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