Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorst. clair, william
dc.contributor.editorBarnes, Lucy
dc.date.accessioned2022-09-06T08:13:22Z
dc.date.available2022-09-06T08:13:22Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/58149
dc.description.abstractComplementing Who Saved the Parthenon? this companion volume sets aside more recent narratives surrounding the Athenian Acropolis, supposedly ‘the very symbol of democracy itself’, instead asking if we can truly access an ancient past imputed with modern meaning. And, if so, how? In this book William St Clair presents a reconstructed understanding of the Parthenon from within the classical Athenian worldview. He explores its role and meaning by weaving together a range of textual and visual sources into two innovative oratorical experiments – a speech in the style of Thucydides and a first-century CE rhetorical exercise – which are used to develop a narrative analysis of the temple structure, revealing a strange story of indigeneity, origins, and empire. The Classical Parthenon offers new answers to old questions, such as the riddle of the Parthenon frieze, and provides a framing device for the wider relationship between visual artefacts, built heritage, and layers of accumulated cultural rhetoric. This groundbreaking and pertinent work will appeal across the disciplines to readers interested in the classics, art history, and the nature of history, while also speaking to a general audience that is interrogating the role of monuments in contemporary society.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1D Europe::1DV Eastern Europe::1DVG Greeceen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900en_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groupsen_US
dc.subject.otherAthenian Acropolis;classical Athenian worldview;narrative analysis;Parthenon;symbol of democracy;temple structureen_US
dc.titleThe Classical Parthenonen_US
dc.title.alternativeRecovering the Strangeness of the Ancient Worlden_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0279en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy23117811-c361-47b4-8b76-2c9b160c9a8ben_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800643444en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800643451en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800643475en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800643482en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800643499en_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781800646780en_US
oapen.collectionScholarLeden_US
oapen.pages344en_US
oapen.place.publicationCambridgeen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record