Athenian Acropolis (Athens, Greece)

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Title

Athenian Acropolis (Athens, Greece)

Subject

Acropolis (Athens, Greece)
Athens (Greece)
Attikē (Greece)
Greece--History--Athenian supremacy, 479-431 B.C.
Age of Pericles
Pericles, 495-429 B.C.
Temples, Greek--Greece
Ancient Greek religion

Description

This photograph shows the western side of the Athenian Acropolis. While originally a Mycenaean citadel in the Bronze Age, the Acropolis became the chief religious sanctuary during the Classical Period. After most of the religious sanctuaries were destroyed by the Persian emperor, Xerxes, in 480 BCE, the great Athenian Statesman, Pericles, embarked on an ambitious building campaign to illustrate Athens' dominance in the Greek world after the expulsion of the Persians in 479 BCE. This Periclean Age witnessed a rebirth for the Acropolis as a sanctuary for the Athenian world.

Creator

Proctor, Christopher

Date

08-June-2007

Rights

Noncommercial Reuse: The author of this work gives permission for this digital image to be reused
without modification for research and educative endeavors. Please cite the digital resource according to the convention provided by Omeka.

Format

image/jpg
506 KB
1280 x 960 pixels
72 PPI

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

CG0016

Coverage

Attikē (Greece)
Greece--History--Athenian supremacy, 479-431 B.C.

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