By Judith M. Barringer,Jeffrey M. Hurwit
The past due 5th century BC was once the golden age of historical Athens. lower than the management of the well known soldier-statesman Perikles, Athenians started rebuilding the Akropolis, the place they created the nonetheless awe-inspiring Parthenon. Athenians additionally reached a zenith of creative success in sculpture, vase portray, and structure, which supplied carrying on with idea for plenty of succeeding generations.
The in particular commissioned essays during this quantity supply a clean, cutting edge landscape of the paintings, structure, historical past, tradition, and impression of Periklean Athens. Written by means of prime specialists within the box, the articles conceal quite a lot of subject matters, including:
- An assessment of Perikles' army management through the early levels of the Peloponnesian War.
- Iconographical and iconological reviews of vase work, wall work, and sculpture.
- Explorations of the Parthenon and different monuments of the Athenian Akropolis.
- The legacy of Periklean Athens and its impact upon later art.
- Assessments of the trendy reception of the Akropolis.
As an entire, this selection of essays proves that even a well-explored box resembling Periklean Athens can yield new treasures while mined through perceptive and pro investigators.
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