The breathtaking Metopes featuring the epic battles of the gods, the Frieze a detailed sculpture displaying a procession of Greeks, and was built to house the magnificent statue of Athena adorned in gold. The Parthenon was built was that the leader at the time, Pericles. Pericles wanted to show the power and wealth of Athens. In
For example the Temple of Artemis has Gorgons Sculptures that come from the banister or the face of the temples entrance. As time moved on so did the improvements of architectural design. Orientalizing Period in Greece started in 700BCE and ended in 600BCE. This marked the start of Greek architecture due to the huge influx of trade which brought in new ideas from Egypt and NE. “Greeks attributed almost all of the great achievements to Daedalus-master of all arts Daedalic style.” Also trade brought Greeks into direct contact with monumental stone architecture.
Through Greek Mythology it is possible to learn about the Ancient Greek values or what they believed every person should strive to be. Some examples of Greek values are strength, creativity, leadership, perseverance, justice, confidence, and dominance. Two of the main Ancient Greek values are physical beauty and wisdom. These values are shown through the stories of Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Athena and Daedalus. An example of the Greeks valuing physical beauty is when the Trojan prince was forced to pick who was the most beautiful woman.
Title The Athenians greatly admired the human form as perhaps no other people had before them. Their preoccupation with physical beauty can be seen in the standards they placed on themselves. Physical perfection was something to strive towards and was showcased in the Olympic games when warriors in peak condition competed naked. It is not surprising that Athenians also had a preoccupation with trying to capture motion in their statues. Their aim was to create statues as human-like as possible to be examples of perfection.
The design of the Parthenon was reflection of the then current Grecian Empire. According to Silverman (n.d.), “the Parthenon represents the tangible and visible efflorescence of Athenian imperial power. It symbolizes the power and influence of the Athenian politician, Perikles, who championed its construction”. The style and function of the building being a reflection of the culture is reflected in the Orders of the design. The Parthenon building consists of the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian columns.
Today we live in a world and time where Democracy is the answer to every situation. Where today people have the right to vote, the freedom to speak their minds, and the freedom to dream big and achieve their goals. We live in a time and day that began in Greece all at once. The Athenians assured the Greeks in a new age that brought a lot of new innovations in democracy, art, architecture, philosophy, theatre and mostly in society. The Greeks were strong and powerful but they were also skilled warriors.
Greece was divided into individual city-states that each had their own form of government. Most notable, however, was the democracy of Athens and the oligarchy of Sparta. The driving force behind all of Greek life and politics was this concept of arete. While arete differed between Athens and Sparta, this lust for excellence became the driving force behind their democracy and oligarchy. The geography of Greece did not allow for a strictly central government, and so, the Greeks adapted.
This value, Xenia was very important to the ancient Greeks in The Odyssey, this is displayed in many ways one being when Odysseus stayed with the Phaeacians, also when Aeolus gives Odysseus supplies, and another when he kills all the suitors for improper Xenia. To start with, the Xenia showed to Odysseus by the phaeacians granted odysseus a passage back to his native land. The phaeacians help him/display xenia by granting him a passage home that he's wanted for 20 years. “And on the way no pain or hardship suffered, not till he sets foot on native ground again.” This quote shows that the phaeacians will do anything to get our hero Odysseus back to his native land, for he
The gigantomachy frieze represents the full becoming of Hellenistic sculptures. All the statues/ friezes are chiastic and dramatic and full of tension, they are al carved in high relied with deep drilling that allowed the increase of naturalism because of the play of light and shadows. “Pergamon was to be an Athens in the East. Attalos' victory over the Gauls was to be regarded as a triumph of Greeks over barbarians like the Athenian triumph over the Persians. So the Altar of Zeus was the Parthenon of the Pergamenes; and the temple of Athena, which could not carry this symbolism, was yet given a resemblance to the Parthenon when the gateway was built, because a similar slanting view faced the spectator when he emerged from the Parthenon gateway on the Athenian
According to the “The Lovely Stones,” Hitchens says, “but gradually and now impressively, the Greeks have been living up to their responsibilities”. This shows that Greece become more responsible and right now they able to protect the Parthenon also they are able to take care of beauty Parthenon as well. So, Parthenon must be returned its original land because the author use historical event to convey that British are not able to protect the beauty of Parthenon, therefore uses an emotion to convey people that Greece is completely changed and they should get one more chance. They are able to protect the beauty of