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Unformatted text preview: 9. What was the main purpose of the Parthenon (5-42)? 10. Like Polykleitos, the creators of the Parthenon believed that beauty was achieved by the use of harmonious mathematical proportions. However, the architects deviated from the strict mathematical precision. List three examples of this deviation. a. b. c. What reason did the Roman architect Vitruvius give for the deviations? 12. What do the metopes of the Parthenon depict, and what are they thought to symbolize? 13. Why is the Erechtheion an unusual building? What explanations are given for its unusual features? 14. List 3 stylistic features that characterize the relief of Nike Fastening Her Sandal (5-54). a. b. c....
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- Spring '11
- Ancient Greece, Greek temple, Acropolis of Athens, Polykleitos, Contrapposto