The Parthenon -

The Parthenon

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The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. Its 'looted' Elgin Marbles are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they? In a revised and updated edition, Mary Beard, award winning writer, reviewer and leading Cambridge classicist, tells the history and explains the significance of the Parthenon, the temple of the virgin goddess Athena, the divine patroness of ancient Athens.

Product code: 9781846683497

ISBN 9781846683497
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS14
No. Of Pages 240
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Edition Main
Revised and updated to include the story of the New Acropolis Museum, the controversies that have surrounded it. As so often with the Parthenon, there are all kinds of surprises.