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The Parthenon enigma : a journey into legend, Joan Breton Connelly

Label
The Parthenon enigma : a journey into legend
Title
The Parthenon enigma
Title remainder
a journey into legend
Statement of responsibility
Joan Breton Connelly
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A revolutionary new understanding of the most famous and influential building in the world, a thesis that calls into question our basic understanding of the ancient civilisation that we most identify with. For more than two millennia, the Parthenon has been revered as the symbol of Western culture, the epitome of the ancient society from which we derive our highest ideals. It was understood to honour the city-state's patron deity Athena, and its intricately sculpted surface believed to depict a celebration of civic continuity in the birthplace of democracy. But through a close reading of a lost play by Euripides, accidentally discovered on a papyrus wrapping an Egyptian mummy, Joan Connelly began to develop a new theory that has sparked one of the fiercest controversies ever to rock the world of classics. Now, she recounts how our most basic sense of the Parthenon and of the culture that built it may have been crucially mistaken. Re-creating the ancient structure from its natural environment to its pediment, and using a breathtaking range of textual and visual evidence, she uncovers a monument glorifying human sacrifice set in a world of cult rituals quite unlike anything conventionally conjured by the word "Athenian
Summary
A revisionist portrait of the influential structure challenges basic understandings of the civilization identified with it, explaining how the author's recreation of the ancient building from its natural environment to its pediment uncover a monument glorifying human sacrifice set in a world of cult rituals considerably different from current beliefs
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10246671
Cataloging source
VDGV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Connelly, Joan Breton
Dewey number
938
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parthenon (Athens, Greece)
  • Symbolism in architecture
  • Temples
  • Athens (Greece)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Parthenon enigma : a journey into legend, Joan Breton Connelly
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060985506
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 485 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781859605
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1008931359
Label
The Parthenon enigma : a journey into legend, Joan Breton Connelly
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060985506
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 485 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781859605
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1008931359

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