Monday, January 28, 2008

The Parthenon

Secrets of the Parthenon

A Glorious Temple

We can only imagine how glorious the Parthenon must have appeared in the middle of the fifth century B.C., with worshippers gathered in its towering central sanctuary paying tribute to a 40-foot, gold-and-ivory statue of the goddess Athena. But classical scholar Jeffrey Hurwit, a professor of art history at the University of Oregon and expert on the architecture of the Acropolis, can at least help fuel our visions. In the following interview, he also dispels some long-held notions about ancient Greece's most legendary building. (click)

Soon to be added: the Smithsonian Magazine's cover story on the Parthenon.

Don't miss it.


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