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Periklean Athens and Its Legacy: Problems and Perspectives [Hardcover]

Jeffrey M. Hurwit , Judith M. Barringer

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6 Oct 2005
The late fifth century BC was the golden age of ancient Athens. Under the leadership of the renowned soldier-statesman Perikles, Athenians began rebuilding the Akropolis, where they created the still awe-inspiring Parthenon. Athenians also reached a zenith of artistic achievement in sculpture, vase painting, and architecture, which provided continuing inspiration for many succeeding generations. The specially commissioned essays in this volume offer a fresh, innovative panorama of the art, architecture, history, culture, and influence of Periklean Athens. Written by leading experts in the field, the articles cover a wide range of topics, including: * An evaluation of Perikles' military leadership during the early stages of the Peloponnesian War. * Iconographical and iconological studies of vase paintings, wall paintings, and sculpture. * Explorations of the Parthenon and other monuments of the Athenian Akropolis. *The legacy of Periklean Athens and its influence upon later art. * Assessments of the modern reception of the Akropolis. As a whole, this collection of essays proves that even a well-explored field such as Periklean Athens can yield new treasures when mined by perceptive and seasoned investigators.

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  • Hardcover: 380 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press (6 Oct 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292706227
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292706224
  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 2.8 x 28.7 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,622,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" ... exceptional both in the concentration and high level of its scholarship... Barringer and Hurwit deserve a great deal of credit for having gathered together so many interesting papers, which are not only of a universally high standard, but are also very readable."--Minerva, May/June 2006

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4.0 out of 5 stars Exploration of the ancient Greece and its monuments. 27 Mar 2009
By K. Perentidis - Published on
It is an interested book about the Periklean Athens, including many chapters for all the ancient monuments. I especially enjoyed the chapter about the red-figured and the black-figured vessels. I think there were not enough about the Parthenon and its frieze, but there was a small chapter for the early stages of the Peloponnesian war.(for further studing one should read Donald's Kagan:The Peloponneian War).
I also found useful that there were a lot of photos from almost all the monuments.There are many notes at the end of each chapter which I found useful enough for anyone who wants to search more.
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