The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles Paperback with CD-ROM

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9780521527408: The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles Paperback with CD-ROM

This abridged and revised edition of the author's monumental The Athenian Acropolis: History, Mythology and Archaeology from the Neolithic Era to the Present (Cambridge, 1998) focuses specifically on the development of the Acropolis in the fifth century BC and the building program initiated by Pericles. Incorporating the latest discoveries and research on individual monuments of the Acropolis, this edition is illustrated with 145 halftones as well as a CD-ROM including 180 color images of the monuments of the Acropolis. Previous Edition Hb (1998): 0-521-41786-4 Previous Edition Pb (2000): 0-521-42834-3

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This book is an abridged and revised edition of the author's monumental The Athenian Acropolis. It focuses on the development of the Acropolis in the fifth century BC and the building program initiated by Pericles. Jeffrey Hurwit explores the physical nature of the Acropolis itself, the character of the goddess Athena, and how the building program exploits and reveals the Acropolis's own venerable history. This edition is illustrated with 145 halftones as well as CD-ROM including 180 color images of the monuments of the Acropolis. Previous Edition Hb (1998): 0-521-41786-4 Previous Edition Pb (2000): 0-521-42834-3

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Jeffrey Hurwit is one of the leading scholars of ancient Greek art. A professor of art and archaeology at the University of Oregon, he is the author of numerous articles on aspects of Greek art and archaeology, and the author of The Art and Culture of Early Greece. A Guggenheim fellow, he was appointed in 2001 to the prestigious Martha S. Joukowsky Lectureship for the Archaeological Institute of America and in 2003 became the inaugural Dorothy Burr Thompson Memorial Lecturer at the University of British Columbia.

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