The Propylaia to the Athenian Akropolis

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Author  William B. Dinsmoor
Publisher  American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Publication Date   November 21, 1980
ISBN  0876619405
Pages  87

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The famous monumental gateway to the Akropolis is a successor to a Mycenaean building. But what did this Bronze Age gateway, in use up to the 5th century B.C., look like, and what did the architect Mnesikles tear down before he started his construction? This detailed architectural study explores these problems, and reveals the existence of an earlier theatral area for viewing the Panathenaic procession, and some half-built trial runs, below the current Propylon.

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