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The Parthenon enigma

Author: Joan Breton Connelly
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
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"A revolutionary new understanding of the most famous and influential building in the world, a thesis that calls into question our basic understanding of the ancient civilization that we most identify with. For more than two millennia, the Parthenon has been revered as the symbol of Western culture, the epitome of the ancient society from which we derive our highest ideals. It was understood to honor the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Breton Connelly
ISBN: 030759338X 9780307593382 0307476596 9780307476593
OCLC Number: 842880678
Description: xxiii, 485 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: The Sacred Rock : myth and the power of place --
Before the Parthenon : gods, monsters, and the cosmos --
Periklean Pomp : The Parthenon moment and its passing --
The Ultimate Sacrifice : Founding father, mother, daughters --
The Parthenon Frieze : The key to the temple --
Why the Parthenon : War, death, and remembrance in the shaping of sacred space --
The Panathenaia : The performance of belonging and the death of the maiden --
The Well-scrubbed Legacy : The sincerest of flattery and the limits of acquired identity.
Responsibility: Joan Breton Connelly.
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"A revolutionary new understanding of the most famous and influential building in the world, a thesis that calls into question our basic understanding of the ancient civilization that we most identify with. For more than two millennia, the Parthenon has been revered as the symbol of Western culture, the epitome of the ancient society from which we derive our highest ideals. It was understood to honor the city-state's patron deity Athena, and its intricately sculpted surface believed to depict a celebration of civic continuity in the birthplace of democracy. But through a close reading of a lost play by Euripides, accidentally discovered on a papyrus wrapping an Egyptian mummy, Joan Connelly began to develop a new theory that has sparked one of the fiercest controversies ever to rock the world of classics. Now, she recounts how our most basic sense of the Parthenon and of the culture that built it may have been crucially mistaken. Re-creating the ancient structure from its natural environment to its pediment, and using a breathtaking range of textual and visual evidence, she uncovers a monument glorifying human sacrifice set in a world of cult rituals quite unlike anything conventionally conjured by the word "Athenian."--

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