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The Parthenon, Mary Beard

Label
The Parthenon
Title
The Parthenon
Statement of responsibility
Mary Beard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: Oscar Wilde compared it to a white goddess, Evelyn Waugh to Stilton cheese. In observers from Lord Byron to Sigmund Freud to Virginia Woolf it met with astonishment, rapture, poetry, even tears-and, always, recognition. Twenty-five hundred years after it first rose above Athens, the Parthenon remains one of the wonders of the world, its beginnings and strange turns of fortune over millennia a perpetual source of curiosity, controversy, and intrigue. At once an entrancing cultural history and a congenial guide for tourists, armchair travelers, and amateur archaeologists alike, this book conducts readers through the storied past and towering presence of the most famous building in the world. Who built the Parthenon, and for what purpose? How are we to understand its sculpture? Why is it such a compelling monument? The classicist and historian Mary Beard takes us back to the fifth century B.C. to consider the Parthenon in its original guise-as the flagship temple of imperial Athens, housing an enormous gold and ivory statue of the city's patron goddess attended by an enigmatic assembly of sculptures. Just as fascinating is the monument's far longer life as cathedral church of Our Lady of Athens, as "the finest mosque in the world," and, finally, as an inspirational ruin and icon. Beard also takes a cool look at the bitter arguments that continue to surround the "Elgin Marbles," the sculptures from the Parthenon now in the British Museum. Her book constitutes the ultimate tour of the marvelous history and present state of this glory of the Acropolis, and of the world
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beard, Mary
Dewey number
938/.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DF287.P3
LC item number
B43 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parthenon (Athens, Greece)
  • Parthénon (Athènes, Grèce)
  • Parthenon (Athens, Greece)
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Athènes (Grèce)
  • Antiquities
  • Greece
  • Parthenon
  • Athen
Label
The Parthenon, Mary Beard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Why the Parthenon might make you cry -- 2: Temple they call the Parthenon -- 3: Finest mosque in the world -- 4: From ruin to reconstruction -- 5: Golden age of Athens -- 6: Meanwhile, back in London -- Making a visit? -- Further reading -- List of illustrations -- List of figures -- Greek names -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
ocm51505620
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780674010857
Lccn
2002191343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51505620
  • (OCoLC)51505620
Label
The Parthenon, Mary Beard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Why the Parthenon might make you cry -- 2: Temple they call the Parthenon -- 3: Finest mosque in the world -- 4: From ruin to reconstruction -- 5: Golden age of Athens -- 6: Meanwhile, back in London -- Making a visit? -- Further reading -- List of illustrations -- List of figures -- Greek names -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
ocm51505620
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9780674010857
Lccn
2002191343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51505620
  • (OCoLC)51505620

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