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'A classic in every sense of the word' John Julius Norwich
Revised and updated to include the story of the New Acropolis Museum, the controversies that have surrounded it, and whether it makes a difference to the 'Elgin Marble debate'. As so often with the Parthenon, there are all kinds of surprises.
Up to Mary Beard,s usual standard of down to earth representation of both sides of the argument over the right ownership and location of the Elgin marbles. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kate Nightingale
this is a really enjoyable and comprehensive run through the history of the Parthenon and its sculptures, reviewing what is actually known of its original purpose and the context... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeffers
An interesting and readable account of the history of the Parthenon from its building and original purpose to the present day. Read morePublished 5 months ago by D. Ellis
An amazing book. Meticulously researched and immensely readable. I love Mary Beard's style and learnt an amazing amount about the history of the Parthenon both in ancient times... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mrs Yvonne Adams
Bought for a Beardophile this book was very much appreciated. Mary Beard is a great writer with great charisma and inspires with her enthusiasm for her subject.Published 19 months ago by G. Shire
I bought this as I was going on a trip to Athens and I can heartily recommend it. It provided a good general background to the history of the Parthenon. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer