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  Propylaea - LoveToKnow 1911
Owing probably to political difficulties and to the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War, the building was never completed according to the original plans; but the portion that was built was among the chief glories of Athens, and afforded a model to many subsequent imitators.
The architect was Mnesicles; the material Pentelic marble, with Eleusinian flstone for dados and other details.
The plan of the Propylaea consists of a large square hall, from which five steps lead up to a wall pierced by five gateways of graduated sizes, the central one giving passage to a road suitable for beasts or possibly for vehicles.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Propylaea   (438 words)

 The Propylaia
When the architect Mnesicles received the commission to design the new Propylaia to replace the ones damaged in the Persian storming of the Acropolis, he had to make allowance for the temple of Athene Nike that already occupied the rocky outcrop just to the south of the old Propylaia.
This fact may have induced Mnesicles to choose the same module for his Propylaia—in Mnesicles’ design the temple and the Propylaia were merged into a single conception.
North of the narrow passageway was a room in the shape of a small temple in antis, with three Doric columns between the antae, 5.85 m.
www.metrum.org /key/athens/propylaia.htm   (352 words)

 Athens City Guide - What you need to know about Athens !
The ones we have before us —a central body with two porticoes to the east and to the west and two corresponding wings, were constructed by the architect Mnesicles in 437 B.C. after the completion of the Parthenon, whose bulky materials required a free passage through the western slope.
In the ×ÉVthe century, the duke of Athens, Nerio Acciaioi had the unfortunate idea to erect on the Propylea which had become his residence, a high square tower (improperly called “Frankish tower”) which was pulled down in 1875, at the expense of the archaeologist Henry Schliemann.
When the Propylea were being erected, there arose difficulties, as we have seen, between Mnesicles, the archtitect of the Propylea, and Callicrates, who was supported by the clergy of Athena Nike.
www.athensguide.gr /pop/acropolis.html   (4666 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 609 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
396, 397, 2d ed.) Raoul-Rochette makes the very ingenious suggestion that the statue of Athena Hygieia by Pyrrhus should be identified with that statue which was dedicated by Pericles to the goddess in gratitude for the recovery of his favourite Mnesicles from the injuries re­ceived by a fall during the building of the Pro-pylaea.
[mnesicles.] Be this as it may, it is clear that Pyrrhus was an eminent artist of the Athenian school at the middle of the fifth cen­tury, b.
Agathobulus F. Pyrrhus, a Greek freed- man of the Roman era, whose name occurs in an inscription found at Pesaro, as Figulus Sigillator, that is, a maker of the small terra-cotta images called sigilla.
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 Alpha Rho Chi - Mnesicles Lost Brothers
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Alpha Rho Chi is the national professional co-educational fraternity open to students in architecture and the allied arts.
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 Acropolis - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
The Propylaea was designed by Greek architect Mnesicles to have a central section with wide openings and two wings, one to the north and the other to the south.
This temple was dedicated to several deities, including Athena and Poseidon, and housed the Athenians’ most sacred statue, a wooden image of Athena Polias (Athena, goddess of the city).
The Erechtheum, like the Propylaea, was probably designed by Mnesicles.
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 Athens the city of the Godess Athena - Nike
Mnesicles (437-433 B.C.), forms the architectural threshold between the city and its sanctuary, and provides a glorious entrance to the Acropolis.
The space available was asymmetrical and limited, the terrain was uneven and existing monuments and sacred precincts had to be taken into account.
Mnesicles cleverly designed a marble structure, at the top of which steeply rising steps, sat astride a rocky ridge, well adapted to and concealing the rugged terrain.
www.greecetaxi.gr /index/athens_nike.html   (647 words)

 Greek Architecture 2 - Crystalinks
The architect who designed the building is unknown, but one finds it difficult not to recall Mnesicles when gazing upon this remarkably graceful lonic structure, unique in Greek architecture for its originality of conception and its functional adaptation to accommodate the needs of so many cults.
Who but Mnesicles could have given such a daring and original solution to the most difficult problems of an irregular terrain and especially the multiple religious needs of the numerous cults.
It has a prostasis on the east side, a monumental propylon on the north and the famous porch of the Caryatids on the south.
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 437 - 432 B.C.
Mnesicles' PropylaiaThe Athenian Acropolis was one of the most spectacular temple sanctuaries of the ancient world.
Now, for the first time since their destruction in the 17th Century, the Temenos reconstructions of the Propylaia and Nike Temple are revealing the remarkable beauty of these seminal works in the history of art.
Mnesicles' Propylaia in the 5th Century B.C.Between 437 and 432 B.C., the architect Mnesicles directed the construction of a monumental entrance gateway to the Athenian Acropolis.
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 Libanius, Hypotheses to the Orations of Demosthenes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Later, when Pantaenetus was being asked to repay the loan, he obtained a second group of creditors—Nicobulus, the man who is bringing the present indictment for an illegal prosecution, and a man named Euergus—and mortgaged the mining establishment and the slaves to them.
(3) And Mnesicles, the man who made the first loan and was holding the title, became the seller and guarantor for the second group of creditors.
Euergus and Nicobulus rented the slaves and the mining establishment to Pantaenetus, behaving as though they were actually the owners.
www.stoa.org /projects/demos/article_libanius?section=hypothesis_Dem_37&greekEncoding=UnicodeC   (780 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 95.06.07
The fold out plan of the different areas of the propylon helps the reader, as does the large print.
For E. the simplification of the earlier entrance to the akropolis makes "the Propylaea an even more significant achievement and Mnesicles a more bold and creative architect" (p.
His study is a good reminder that architectural reconstructions should be based on the extant evidence, rather than what the excavator would like to have been there.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/1995/95.06.07.html   (1835 words)

 Amazon.com: Mnesicles: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Propylaea, or portals of the Acropolis, of which Mnesicles was the architect, were finished in the space of five...
The design itself (by the architect Mnesicles) was fraught with problems as it had to take into...
Propylaea* on the Acropolis was completed within five years, with Mnesicles as the master builder.
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 Erechtheum - Phantis
The temple as seen today was built between 421 BCE and 407 BCE.
Its architect may have been Mnesicles or possibly Kallikrates, and it derived its name from a shrine dedicated to the legendary Greek hero Erichthonius.
Some have suggested that it may have been built in honour of the legendary king Erechtheus, who is said to have been buried nearby.
wiki.phantis.com /index.php/Erechtheum   (699 words)

 Athens Greece-Ancient Greece-Facts on Greece-Greek gods,Ancient Athens, athens acropolis, parthenon
The monumental entrance to the summit of the holy rock, the Propylaia, designed by Mnesicles, was under construction form 437 to 432 BC.
The monumental entrance to the Acropolis was designed by the architect Mnesicles and constructed in 437-432 B.C. It consists of a central structure with two wings.
The colonnades along the west and east sides had a row of Doric columns while two rows of Ionic columns divided the central corridor into three parts.
www.maps-of-greece.com /greece-guide/Athens/Athens.htm   (1287 words)

 The Propylaia, Athens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Construction was started in 438 BC, with the intended overall design of the building being quite original, extending on five different levels due to the sloping site of the construction.
This temple was built in Doric style and incorporated many innovations with regards to its original design, although its architect Mnesicles proceeded to many modifications of the original plans for various reasons during construction.
This temple was built on sloping ground on the south side of the Acropolis with the purpose to be used as its main gate, thus the name of the structure (Pro-Pylaia -"Front Gate").
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 Athens Taxi and MInibus Tours. Piraeus Port Private Tours
The propylaea, work of Mnesicles, formed the stately entrance to the sacred rocks.
The small, lonic temple of Athena Nike [VICTORY] south of the propylaea was assigned to Callicrates while the Erechtheum with the graceful porch of the caryatids is attributed to Mnesicles.
The Ancient Agora: Was the civic, religious and commercial center of the Athenian life set with appropriate buildings.
www.athenstaxi.org /athens.htm   (443 words)

 CSA Propylaea Project Basic Information Page
A careful study of the predecessors of the Propylaea.
An encyclopedic approach to the monuments of Athens.
Waele, J. de, The Propylaia of the Akropolis in Athens: The Project of Mnesicles (Amsterdam, 1990).
www.propylaea.org /propgeninfo.html   (1183 words)

El arquitecto, consteñido por exigencias religiosas, como Mnesicles, renunción a conseguir un conjunto armonioso.
Habría queañadir que algunos arquólogos mantienen que el mismo Mnesicles fue el primer arquitecto del Erecteión, pero eso es dificil de creer.
Se cree que el arquitecto del Erecteión era Mnesicles.
html.rincondelvago.com /erecteion.html   (2770 words)

 Detail Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He states that the sculptor Phidias was in charge of Pericles' overall building program, that Callicrates and Ictinus were the architects of the Parthenon, and that Mnesicles designed the Propylaea, or the grand gates set at the entrance to the Acropolis.
And both at that time, and at other times also, they sat in this music–room to see and hear all such trials of skill.
The propylaea, or entrances to the Acropolis, were finished in five years' time, Mnesicles being the principal architect.
www.fofweb.com /Onfiles/Ancient/AncientDetail.asp?iPin=ahdoc044   (636 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2001.04.01
What was originally envisioned as a doctoral study of the Propylaea under the Frankish rule (1204-1456) expanded broadly in scope to become a life-time engagement not only with the historical study but also with the physical restoration of Mnesicles' monument.
Trained also as an architect, Dr. Tasos Tanoulas has been member of the Committee for the Conservation of the Acropolis Monuments since 1977 and director of the restoration of the Propylaea.
Throughout the book, T. takes into account the broader context of the western approach to the Acropolis and the surrounding region.
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/2001/2001-04-01.html   (1415 words)

 Mnesicles - Great Buildings Online
As designer of the Erectheion, and the Propylaia of the Acropolis in Athens, he created a powerful, unique, and beloved masterwork of the Ionic style.
Search the RIBA architecture library catalog for more references on Mnesicles
We appreciate your suggestions for links about Mnesicles.
www.greatbuildings.com /architects/Mnesicles.html   (90 words)

 Mnesikles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Mnesikles (alternative spelling, Mnesicles) was a Greek architect living during the 5th century BCE, under the Athenian rule of Pericles.
He is named in Plutarch (Pericles, 13) as architect of the Propylaea, the Periclean gateway to the Athenian Acropolis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mnesicles   (119 words)

 Scientific American: Restoring Virtual Ruins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Propylaia isn't as well known as the Parthenon it enclosed, but not for any lack of architectural value.
Workers labored from 437 to 432 B.C. under the direction of Mnesicles to complete the main building and its two wings.
And it stood for 2,000 years, until a series of explosions finished off it's finer details.
www.sciam.com /print_version.cfm?articleID=0005A7C4-028C-1CDC-B4A8809EC588EEDF   (491 words)

 Athens Acropolis (BiblePlaces.com)
A Historical Account of the Acropolis (Athens Guide) A detailed account of the site's history with a helpful map.
The Acropolis of Athens (The Museum of Reconstructions) Features computer graphic reconstructions of Mnesicles' Propylaea and the Temple of Athena Nike.
The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization (PBS) Contains computer graphic reconstructions of the Parthenon and Acropolis, plus a video clip about the Parthenon.
www.bibleplaces.com /athensacropolis.htm   (426 words)

 Find in a Library Mnesicles, a Greek architect at work.
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 Amazon.com: Entrance to the Athenian Acropolis Before Mnesicles (Archaeological Institute of America Monographs New ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 goGreece.com: City Guide
Built of Pentelian marble the Propylea forms an impressive entrance at the site of the Acropolis and constitutes a central building with two wings.
The drawings were made by the architect Mnesicles during the time of Pericles and replaced the fore-gate of Peisistratus which was situated at the same site of the main gate of the Mycenaean Acropolis.
The Temple of Apterou Nikes- known as the Temple of Athenas Nikes- was built by the architect Kallikrates, replacing the old Temple of Athenas Nikes and was completed during the period 427-424 BC.
www.gogreece.com /travel/athens7.htm   (372 words)

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