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The Parthenon and its sculptures /
edited by Michael B. Cosmopoulos.
imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2004.
description
xvi, 214 p. : ill.
ISBN
0521836735 (hb)
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imprint
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2004.
isbn
0521836735 (hb)
general note
Papers from an international conference held at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in April 2002.
catalogue key
5335960
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
'Cosmopoulos's volume, with its diversity of topics and approaches, shows us that the Parthenon is still relevant, simply because there are new questions to continually ask and answer.' CAA Reviews
"Cosmopoulos's volume, with its diversity of topics and approaches, shows us that the Parthenon is still relevant, simpoly because there are new questions to continually ask and answer." CAA Reviews, Sheramy D. Bundrick, University of South Florida
'... [The Parthenon and its Sculptures] constitutes [a] welcome addition to studies on the most famous monument in ancient Athens.' The Classical Outlook
'... a useful guide to the latest research on the monument and to where that research may lead.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"Close scrutiny of the Parthenon continues to instruct. The papers in this volume offer changing views of its fabric, its ornament and its history, ancient and modern. Such fresh and varied perpectives make this book engaging reading and a worthy addition to any library." - Mary B. Hollinshead, University of Rhode Island
"Cosmopoulos's volume, with its diversity of topics and approaches, shows us that the Parthenon is still relevant, simpoly because there are new questions to continually ask and answer." -Sheramy D. Bundrick, University of South Florida, CAA Reviews
"...[The Parthenon and its Sculptures] constitutes [a] welcome addition to studies on the most famous monument in ancient Athens." -Marjorie Venit, University of Maryland, The Classical Outlook
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Summaries
Description for Bookstore
This book offers new interpretations of some of the most crucial issues of the Parthenon, ranging from the authorship of the frieze to the reconstruction of its missing sculpture. Showcasing the most recent research on the Parthenon, this book marks the future direction of scholarship.
Description for Bookstore
This book presents the latest developments in Parthenon research from an international cast of scholars and scientists. It offers new interpretations of some of the most crucial issues of the Parthenon, ranging from the authorship of the frieze to the reconstruction of its missing sculpture, as well as the sociopolitical context in which the monument was created and the application of new technologies in Parthenon studies. Showcasing the most recent research on the Parthenon, this book marks the future direction of scholarship.
Main Description
Presenting the latest developments in research from an international group of scholars and scientists, this volume offers new interpretations of some of the most crucial aspects of the Parthenon. It considers such topics as the authorship of the frieze and the reconstruction of its missing sculpture, as well as the sociopolitical context in which the monument was created and the application of new technologies in Parthenon studies.
Description for Bookstore
This book presents the latest in Parthenon research, ranging from the authorship of the frieze to the reconstruction of its missing sculpture, as well as the sociopolitical context in which the monument was created and the application of new technologies in Parthenon studies.
Main Description
Few monuments have fascinated people as much as the Parthenon. Two and a half millennia after its construction, this monument continues to generate important research across a wide range of fields, from classics and art history to archaeology and the physical sciences. This book, which grows out of a conference held at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, presents the latest developments in Parthenon research by an international cast of scholars and scientists. It offers new interpretations of some of the most crucial issues, ranging from the authorship of the frieze to the reconstruction of its missing sculpture, as well as the sociopolitical context in which the monument was created and the application of new technologies in Parthenon studies. Showcasing the most up to date research on the Parthenon, this book not only presents the current state of Parthenon studies but also marks the future direction of scholarship.
Main Description
This book presents the latest developments in Parthenon research by an international cast of scholars and scientists.
Table of Contents
Preface: the methodological framework of Parthenon studies
A new analysis of the Parthenon Frieze
Classic moments: time in the Parthenon Frieze
Work sections and repeating patterns in the Parthenon Frieze
Pandora and the Panathenaic peplos
A reconstruction of the Parthenon's east pediment
The Parthenon East Metopes, the Gigantomachy, and digital technology
The Parthenon in 1687: new sources
Intra-quarry sourcing of the Parthenon marbles: applications of the pentelic marble stabe isotope database
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