The Treasures of the Parthenon and Erechtheion...

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Author  Diane Harris
Publisher  Clarendon Press
Publication Date   January 25, 1996
ISBN  0198149409
Pages  320

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The Parthenon and the Erechtheion, two of the best-known monuments of ancient Athens, were once filled with countless priceless treasures, from furniture and musical instruments to jewelry of gold, silver, and bronze. This unique volume presents for the first time the only evidence we have for this massive collection of ancient objets d'art--the annually inscribed inventories by Athenian officials. The author provides the first ever translations of these inscriptions, and comes to some important and exciting conclusions about the life and religion of ancient Athens.

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