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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

065 - The Athenian Acropolis

In this episode, we discuss the construction, the history, and the significance of the main buildings on the Athenian Acropolis (the Parthenon, The Propylaia, The Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and a few others); together, these buildings mark the high point of the glorification of Athens, and the Acropolis thus became a confident assertion of Athens’ cultural leadership of Greece, a bold endorsement of her self-image, and a dazzling instrument of political propaganda, with the result that many people later would consider the Athenian Acropolis to be the symbol of the legacy and the glories of Classical Greece

Supplementary Resources (Videos, Photos, Other Podcasts)

Video/Ancient Acropolis and Agora (Rick Steves)

Video/Reconstruction of the Acropolis of Athens


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