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Unformatted text preview: Vasiliy Polenov - Oil on canvas c.1882 - The Tretyakov Gal ery, Moscow, Russia The Parthenon Temple took about 15 years to build and reflected the power and influence of the Athenian politician, Pericles, who championed its construction. It was dedicated to the goddess Athena Pallas or Parthenos (virgin). The temple’s main function was to shelter the monumental statue of Athena that was made by Phidias out of gold and ivory, in the same manner as the Zeus statue. The classical Parthenon was constructed between 447-432 BCE to be the focus of the Acropolis building complex. The architects were Iktinos and Kallikrates (Vitruvius also names Karpion as an architect)....
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2008 for the course HUMS 1090 taught by Professor Merlin during the Spring '08 term at University of New Orleans.
- Spring '08