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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Jenkins, Ian (Ian Dennis)
Austin : University of Texas Press, 1994
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
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|Description:||119 p., 4 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 28 cm.|
|Contents:||The Parthenon and Athens --
The frieze and its subject --
A poem in stone --
The Peplos scene --
The arrangement of the frieze --
Most of what survives of the frieze is now in the British Museum or the Acropolis Museum in Athens; the rest is scattered among a number of European collections. This book reconstructs the frieze in its entirety according to the most up-to-date research, with a detailed scene-by-scene commentary, and the superb quality of the carving is vividly shown in a series of close-up photographs. In his introduction Ian Jenkins places the frieze in its architectural, historical and artistic setting. He discusses the various interpretations suggested by previous scholars, and finally puts forward a view of his own.