The Parthenon Sculptures and Periklean Politics

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The Parthenon Sculptures and Periklean Politics The Parthenon is a truly remarkable temple built by the Ancient Greeks around 490 B.C. Dedicated to the goddess Athena (goddess of war and wisdom), the Parthenon symbolizes the idea of democracy in Athens. The Parthenon has recently gone under numerous restoration projects to try and save the architecture so that we may catch a glimpse at what was Athens. The art that lies within and along the Parthenon reveals the culture of the city. Jennifer Neils, the speaker, believed that the temples decorations were greatly influenced by Perikles’s politics. Perikles was a prominent leader in Athens during the golden age. He held office by appointment legally in Greece. He was known for expanding the cavalry, from 300 to 1,000. Perikles was also proclaimed as the first citizen of Athens, celebrated for his influence in art and literature. He granted money to those citizens which served on the jury. Viewing the elaborate decorations of the metopes,
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2008 for the course CLAR 120 taught by Professor Haggis during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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