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Zeus from Artemison 470 BCE. - He is a bronze. - Love for facial hair. - He is balancing on his feet. - The pose is very important. - The pose is Zeus holding his thunderbolt because of seeing the same pose in other works of arts. Myron Disobolus (Discus Thrower). Roman Copy after original in 450 BCE. - Lack of realism because his pose would not make sense for someone in that sport in the Olympics. - His body takes the image of a bow and arrow. Vocabulary acropolis: The high place (literally high city in Greek). In classical times, refers to the sanctuary of the gods in a Greek city. agora: Civic center of a Greek city, where business and politics took place. Athena: Patroness of heroes and virgin goddess of war, wisdom and crafts. Boutes: Local hero. His name, the Plowman, suggests agricultural roots. cella: The central room of a Greek temple, which housed the cult statue. colonnade: Row of columns which surrounds all four sides of the temple.
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Unformatted text preview: entasis: The bulging out of the column shaft near the middle. Erechtheus: Foster child of Athena and early king of Athens, sacrificed at Poseidon's hands for the good of the city. frieze: band of decoration, often carved, found above the columns on a temple. Hephaistos: Lame smith-god and god of fire. He had an altar in the Erechtheion; the ever-burning lamp there may also refer to him. Karyatid: A columnar support carved in the shape of a woman. Kekrops: Legendary first king of Athens who served as a witness at the contest between Athena and Poseidon for Athens. His tomb, the Kekropeion, lies underneath the southwest part of the Erechtheion. libation: A liquid offering poured out on the ground, generally wine. order: The style chosen for a Greek temple. Exs: Doric, Ionic. Pandrosos: One of the daughters of Kekrops, the only one obediant to Athena's instructions. She...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course ART HISTOR 100 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at UMass (Amherst).

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