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Lecture 7 ('09)(2)

Wisdom metis athena parthenos athena parthenos virgin

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Unformatted text preview: s shown with owl sometimes Athena (Minerva) Athena Birth story (Zeus + Birth Metis, ‘wisdom’) Metis, Athena Parthenos Athena Parthenos – ‘virgin’ The Parthenon on The acropolis in Athens acropolis – Built 447-438 BCE – Honors Athena as Honors patron and protector of city city Parthenon Parthenon Parthenon Parthenon Sculptural program Sculptural (pediments) (pediments) – East pediment: birth of East Athena Athena – West pediment: West contest between Athena and Poseidon for control of Athens for Parthenon Parthenon Sculptural program Sculptural (metopes) (metopes) – 92 in all South side: South centauro...
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