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The Treasures of the Parthenon and Erechtheion / Edition 1

The Treasures of the Parthenon and Erechtheion / Edition 1

by Diane Harris


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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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ISBN-13: 9780198149408
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/08/1996
Series: Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.96(d)
Lexile: 1440L (what's this?)

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University of Cincinnati

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