The Periclean Entrance Court of the Acropolis...

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Author  Gorham P. Stevens
Publisher  American School of Classical Studies
Publication Date   November 21, 1936
ISBN  0876619537
Pages  88

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The present open appearance of the Acropolis, dominated by the Parthenon and the Erechtheum, is not representative of how the site would have appeared in antiquity. This book populates the area in front of the Parthenon with a multitude of other buildings and sculptures using the archaeological traces of foundations and the testimony of Pausanias. The author discusses issues such as which of the five doors of the Propylaia was the one generally used by visitors, the appearance of the Sanctuary of the Brauronian Atemis, and a possible restoration of the statue of Athena Promachos, said to have been visible in Antiquity from ships approaching the port of Athens from Sounion.

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