Revised and updated to include the story of the New Acropolis Museum, the controversies that have surrounded it. As so often with the Parthenon, there are all kinds of surprises.
The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. Its 'looted' Elgin Marbles are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they? In a revised and updated edition, Mary Beard, award winning writer, reviewer and leading Cambridge classicist, tells the history and explains the significance of the Parthenon, the temple of the virgin goddess Athena, the divine patroness of ancient Athens.
Mary Beard is a professor of classics at Cambridge and is a fellow of Newnham College. Her hugely successful blog for The Times is soon to be published as a book. She is general editor of the Wonders of the World series and author of the award winning and best-selling Pompeii.
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General & world history