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  Parthenon - MSN Encarta
Parthenon, ancient Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Athena Parthenos (Athena the Virgin), on the Acropolis in Athens.
The Parthenon was a large, rectangular marble temple with 17 columns along each of its sides and 8 columns on each end.
The centerpiece of his plan was the rebuilding of the Acropolis; the Parthenon was the showpiece, the chief temple on the Acropolis.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761563987/Parthenon.html   (825 words)

  
 Gigantomachy
M.A. Tiverios in his "Observations on the East Metopes of the Parthenon," had stated, that it was Ares, for Aphrodite was near at the adjacent metope East XII and Herakles was moved to East XIII.
Metopes aren't the only means of depicting the gigantomachy, for the west pediment of the Old Athena Temple at the Acropolis uses the triangular shape in its portrayal.
The east metopes of the Parthenon are determined to be a gigantomachy representation with Herakles, Eros and a giant fighting in East Metope IX and Athena, Nike and a giant in East metope IV, as symmetry is used, as all the metopes correlate to each other and the rest of the building.
members.tripod.com /~Kekrops/Hellenistic_Files/Gigantomachy.html   (1611 words)

  
 The Parthenon Metope Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In Greek, the word "metope" means "between the eyes".
The metope sculptures of the Parthenon are believed to have been given this name because they were placed between triglyphs, which are simple carved panels with three vertical ridges.
The alternating sequence of triglyphs and metopes were placed on the outer colonnade.
gl.ict.usc.edu /parthenongallery/metope   (109 words)

  
 ARCL2001: Lecture 15
The Parthenon, or Temple of Athena Parthenos, on the Akropolis, Athens.
When compared to metope figures, stylistic developments are evident, such as the thinner drapery folds which help to model the bodies beneath and give an effective sense of their movement.
Though the pediments of the Parthenon are badly damaged, particularly so the west, we do know the subjects depicted: on the west side the fight between Athena and Poseidon for sovereignty over the land of Attica, and on the east side the birth of Athena.
teaching.arts.usyd.edu.au /archaeology/arcl2001/lecture_15.htm   (1256 words)

  
 Metope pictures and videos on Webshots
Metopes, from the south side of the Parthenon...
Triglyphs and Metopes on the Parthenon (typical of Dori...
Acropolis museum - one of the 92 metopes - 15 stolen by...
www.webshots.com /search?query=Metope   (141 words)

  
 Your Portfolio | Masterpieces of Western Art Database | Department of Art History and Archaeology | Columbia University
Parthenon Metopes: Battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs
Parthenon: Metopes originally located on the south flank of the Parthenon.
(Metope VII), A Lapith grappling with a Centaur, (marble, ht.
www.mcah.columbia.edu /arthum/publicportfolio.cgi?view=1959   (157 words)

  
 The Parthenon Shot by Shot
The final sequence is a continuous shot with five cross-dissolves between the sculptures in the museum and their original locations on the Parthenon, made possible by having three-dimensional models available for all of these elements.
The sculptures of the metopes, frieze, and pediments, were all scanned from casts during the Basel Sculperhalle scanning trip.
In this transition, the coloration of the frieze is restored to its conjectured painted coloration based on archaeological reconstructions, and the Parthenon is seen amongst its neighboring buildings on the ancient Acropolis.
www.debevec.org /Parthenon/ShotByShot/sequence04   (1668 words)

  
 Tenth metope from the south façade of the Parthenon | Musée du Louvre
Between 447 and 440 BC Fragment recovered from the foot of the Parthenon on the Acropolis at Athens, by Louis François Sébastien Fauvel in 1788.
The Parthenon Temple was built to glorify Athens (led by the Athenian-born Pericles) and the goddess Athena, between 447 and 432 BC.
The Parthenon, built to glorify Athens and the goddess Athena, was intended as a manifestation of Athenian superiority, particularly after the heavy defeat inflicted by the Persians in 480 BC.
www.louvre.fr /llv/oeuvres/detail_notice.jsp?CONTENT<>cnt_id=10134198673225850&CURRENT_LLV_NOTICE<>cnt_id=10134198673225850&FOLDER<>folder_id=9852723696500785&bmUID=1139778084840&bmLocale=en   (854 words)

  
 What are the Parthenon Marbles?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When the Parthenon was built between 447BC and 432BC, three sets of sculptures, the metopes, the frieze and the pediments, were created to adorn it.
Of these, the metopes and the frieze were part of the structure of the Parthenon itself.
Of the original ninety-two metopes, thirty-nine are in Athens and fifteen are in London.
www.greece.org /parthenon/marbles/pmarb.htm   (478 words)

  
 Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One frieze slab; one metope; fragments of the
After the fall of the military dictatorship in 1974, the Parthenon Sculptures began to take on a new role as a symbol of the revived democracy and from 1982 this was championed by the late Melina Mercouri as Greek Minister of Culture.
Finally, the stability of the Parthenon itself and the condition of all its parts were greatly endangered by the restoration work carried out by Nikolaos Balanos in the 1920s and 1930s, especially through his use of iron bars that have now corroded and swollen, causing the marble to split and shatter.
www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk /gr/debate.html   (5001 words)

  
 American Journal of Archaeology / Article Abstract
Parthenon East Metope 11, one of two metopes with three figures in the composition, has been one of the most problematic in the east series.
Praschniker, in his study of the east metopes in 1928, was the first to propose Herakles as the central figure.
Correlations to another three-figure composition in the cast metopes, as well as placement on the facade and alignment with the ground plan of the temple, underscore the important role given to Herakles in this representation of the battle of the gods and giants.
www.ajaonline.org /archive/100.1/schwab_katherine_a.html   (185 words)

  
 Your Portfolio | Masterpieces of Western Art Database | Department of Art History and Archaeology | Columbia University
Athens, Acropolis, The Parthenon: extrapolate diagram showing the curvature of the horizontal lines and the inward inclination of the external columns of the Parthenon.
Parthenon: Reconstruction of the naos including a model of the monumental chryselephantine statue of Athena Parthenos by Phidias.
Parthenon: View of a section of the west frieze in its original location on the Parthenon, finished by c.
www.mcah.columbia.edu /arthum/publicportfolio.cgi?view=2620   (489 words)

  
 Parthenon
Consisting of rows of Doric columns on each side and a double row of porches at each end, the Parthenon was built as a dedication to Athena after the Greek war with the Persians had ended in the fifth century B.C.E. It also exemplified the lasting achievement of Pericles as leader of Athens.
The Parthenon was built with precision and skill that allowed the temple to survive the effects of time.
It is apparent that the metopes were constructed first on the ground and later erected, followed by the frieze, and finally the pediments.
www.richeast.org /htwm/Parthenon/Parthenon.html   (1559 words)

  
 Resources | Classical Studies | York University
02003A-773-Temple of Zeus (Oly) - Metope, Mare of Diomede (bw)
02003A-777-Temple of Zeus (Oly) - Metope, Herakles and Geryon (bw)
02003A-779-Temple of Zeus (Oly) - Metope, Herakles and Cerebrus (bw)
www.yorku.ca /classics/resources/slides/greek.php   (2114 words)

  
 Parthenon, Akropolis, Athens, ca. 447-432 B.C.E.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The 14 metopes on the east side are in a sadly battered state having been chiseled down in the Early Christian era when the Parthenon was converted into a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
Because of the poor condition of the metopes, most of the identifications of the gods are uncertain and not all follow schemes met elsewhere in Greek art.
Metope #6 represents Poseidon (god of the sea), who appears in metope #6 crushing a giant with a big rock.
www.willamette.edu /cla/wviews/slides.cgi?m5   (159 words)

  
 The Parthenon Shot by Shot
We chose to focus on the element of the Parthenon's history that most closely relates the monument to the human scale and to modern history, which is on its relationship to its sculptural decorations.
The Parthenon's Frieze, Metopes and Pediments designed by Phidias represent as great an achievement in sculpture as the Parthenon is an achievement in architecture, with just as complex a history.
Located at the ends of the triangular roof of the Parthenon, the pediment sculptures were carved larger than life and are thought to depict two legends of the Greek goddess Athena.
athens.ict.usc.edu /Parthenon/ShotByShot/sequence01   (1690 words)

  
 Art History 1380 Concept Videos
The sculptural decoration on the Parthenon includes four sets of metopes, depicting four mythological battles: the battle of gods and giants, the battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs, Theseus and the Athenians fighting the Amazons, and scenes from the sack of Troy at the end of the Trojan War.
Gloria Ferrari argues in her analysis of the Parthenon metopes that in the wake of the [3] Persian sack of Athens in 480 BC the Athenians seem to have identified more with the Trojans than with the Achaeans, which is the name given to the collective Greek forces at Troy.
The representation of the sack of Troy on the Parthenon as an hubristic and unjustified act in fact resonates with much of Athenian literature and art in which the fall of Troy is depicted as a great sacrilege on the part of the Achaeans, in the context of which many atrocities were committed.
www.class.uh.edu /classes/Arth1380/ArtConceptPages/ParthenonMetopes/index.htm   (954 words)

  
 Parthenon Hotel
As well as being a temple, the Parthenon was used as a treasury, and was the location of the treasury of the Delian League, which later became the Athenian Empire.
The Parthenon was built at the initiative of Pericles, the leading Athenian politician of the 5th century BC.
The Parthenon was not the treasury of the Delian league, which in fact was so named because its treasury was on Delos.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/154/parthenon-hotel.html   (1096 words)

  
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The focus of the Parthenon's permanent collection is a group of 63 paintings by 19th and 20th century American artists donated by James M. Cowan.
The metopes of the Parthenon all represented various instances of the struggle between the forces of order and justice, on the one hand, and criminal chaos on the other.
The Stones of the Parthenon is a compelling volume that explores the astonishing technological achievements that made possible the assembly of stones on the Acropolis.
www.lycos.com /info/parthenon--buildings.html?page=5   (510 words)

  
 THE PARTHENON’S SYMMETRY
Rather: the measurements and layout of the Parthenon’s building elements are based on a Module, which attests to the symmetry of the Parthenon and which exalts a 4:6 = 6:9 geometric proportion.
In the dissertation The Parthenon’s Main Design Proportion and its Meaning, it is shown that, based on one Module measuring 857.6 mm, the whole of the Parthenon was designed to an accuracy of 0.l5%.
Because the Periclean Parthenon was built in the era after Pythagoras had died c.497 BC, but before Plato was born c.428-427 BC in Athens, important aspects of Pythagoreanism are studied, especially since in many respects Plato was also a Pythagorean.
www.mi.sanu.ac.yu /vismath/proceedings/bulckens.htm   (1320 words)

  
 Plaka: Athens: Parthenon
Information about the Acropolis and Parthenon is readily available in many books and places on the net.
The various curves of the Parthenon were designed to make it look light, alive, to the human eye.
A metope from the Southwest corner A scene from the battle of the Centaurs.
www.theplaka.com /athens/acrop/parthenon.htm   (620 words)

  
 Parthenon
The decision by the Athenians in 454 BC to move the League treasury from the Panhellenic sanctuary at Delos to the Athenian acropolis points in the same direction.
Because the Parthenon was built with League funds, the building may be read as an expression of the confidence of the Athenians in this newly naked imperialism.
The Parthenon is a Doric peripteral temple, which means that it consists of a rectangular floor plan with a series of low steps on every side, and a colonnade (8 x 17) of Doric columns extending around the periphery of the entire structure.
academic.reed.edu /humanities/110Tech/Parthenon.html   (1141 words)

  
 Parthenon
View of the entablature of the exterior of the Parthenon.
Metope of the Battle of Lapiths and Centaurs, c.
METOPES: Battle of Gods and Giants, Battle of Greeks and Amazons, Battle of Greeks and Trojans, Battle of Lapiths and Centaurs.
employees.oneonta.edu /farberas/arth/arth109/arth109_sl9.html   (326 words)

  
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When work began on the Parthenon in 447 BC, the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power.
Because the Parthenon was built with League funds, the building may be read as an expression of the confidence of the Athenians in this newly naked imperialism.
The Parthenon is a Doric peripteral temple, which means that it consists of a rectangular floor plan with a series of low steps on every side, and a colonnade (8 x 17) of Doric columns extending around the periphery of the entire structure.
vr.theatre.ntu.edu.tw /hlee/course/th9_207/board/view3.asp?id=429   (949 words)

  
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By the year 438 B.C., the sculptural decoration of the Doric metopes on the exterior colonnade and of the Ionic frieze on the upper exterior walls of the cella had been completed.
The Parthenon became a Christian church around 600 AD and a mosque was built in the kella in 1458 after Athens was occupied by the Turks.
He didn't have permission to cut the frieze from the Parthenon, he only had permission to take pieces that were lying on the ground.
www.lycos.com /info/parthenon--parthenon-frieze.html?page=2   (481 words)

  
 Parthenon : Sirchin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Parthenon seen from the hill of the Pnyx to the west.
Parthenon is an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece and of Athenian democracy.
The Parthenon serves as the city of Nashville's art museum.
www.sirchin.com /?topic:parthenon   (378 words)

  
 Midterm--sample responses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The figure on the right is a metope panel from the Parthenon, depicting a Lapith and a Centaur at battle after the wedding feast of mythology.
The Athenians who visited the Parthenon would have been awestruck by the intensity and action of these panels, showing them the possibility for chaos to overtake order and o find pride in their religion and city.
This figure, in contrast to the metope, stays confined to its given space and very vertical in its position and motion.
www.columbia.edu /~eer1/response.html   (1165 words)

  
 The Alison Frantz Photographic Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Parthenon Metope, South XII, Lapith woman and centaur, ACR 705
Parthenon Metope, South VII, head of centaur, ACR 727
Parthenon Frieze, East, E I 1, ACR 797 [with British Museum cast) and E II 2, marshal, ACR 1027
www.ascsa.edu.gr /photo/AFC/Des_Search.asp?ID=Parthenon*&page=4   (73 words)

  
 Kain Killing Abel Depicted on the South Side of the Parthenon?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The author of The Parthenon Code: Mankind’s History in Marble, suggests that this metope, and three others leading up to it, tell the story of Kain killing Abel, as Greek artists portrayed it as part of their collective cultural memory.
Metope 15: We read in Genesis: “And saying is Kain to Abel, his brother, ‘Go will we to the field.’” Kain’s intentions startle Abel and his horses in the field.
Metope 16: Genesis again: “And coming is it, at their coming to be in the field, rising is Kain against Abel, his brother, and killing him.”
www.solvinglight.com /features/0501/kainkillsabel.htm   (449 words)

  
 Elgin Marbles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Elgin Marbles (IPA: /ˈɛl gən/), sometimes called the Parthenon Marbles, are a large collection of marble sculptures brought to Britain in 1806 by Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1799 to 1803.
The procession on the frieze culminates at the east end of the Parthenon in a depiction of the Greek gods who are seated mainly on stools, either side of temple servants in their midst.
This section of the frieze is currently under-appreciated as it is split between London and Athens, a doorway in the British Museum marking the absence of the relevant section of Frieze.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parthenon_Marbles   (1508 words)

  
 Parthenon--Ancient History lesson plan (grades 6-8)--DiscoverySchool.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A brief history of Greek civilization explains the circumstances that led to the building of the Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, and follows its gradual decline until it was mostly destroyed by an invading Venetian army.
Mention is made of the Elgin Marbles, a large portion of the frieze decorating the top of the Parthenon, removed by Lord Elgin in the early 1800s and currently in the British Museum in London.
Chapters detail the events prior to the building of the Parthenon, its construction, its use as a place of sacred (and not-so-sacred) rites, its eventual ruin, and current restoration efforts.
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/programs/parthenon   (1815 words)

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