Acropolis (Greek language edition)
Visiting its Museum and its Monuments
95 colour illustrations. Distributed by University of Exeter Press.
Designed to be a useful travel companion, this book’s descriptions and interpretative analyses help show the monuments in a new way, through an understanding of the historical, artistic and political events that contributed to their creation.
Through the text and the illustrations we get to know the gods and heroes who were worshipped on the Acropolis, the leaders who envisaged the major projects, the artists who brought them to fruition, as well as the innovative ideas they applied, and the Athenian citizens who admired and enjoyed these achievements.
THE ANCIENT CITY
THE MUSEUM AND THE BASEMENTS
THE EXHIBITS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE RAMP
The Sanctuary of Nymphe
The Sanctuary of Dionysos and the Theatre
DURING PREHISTORIC AND ARCHAIC TIMES
The Archaic pediments
DURING THE PERSIAN WARS
Works in the Severe Style
THE CLASSICAL ACROPOLIS
THE PROPYLAIA THE TEMPLE OF ATHENA or WINGLESS NIKE
The Karyatids and the frieze
EX-VOTOS ON THE ACROPOLIS
Historical and political context
THE SCULPTED DECORATION
Frieze and Panathenaia
Frieze and art
Frieze and politics
The colours of the monuments
Stylistic and interpretative approach
The cult statue
Ideology and politics in the Acropolis monuments
Panos Valavanis is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Athens, teaching and researching in the fields of classical vase painting, topography of ancient Athens, classical architecture, Greek athletics and ancient Greek technology.