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Seller: Top-Rated Seller ancientgifts (4,531) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122377439721 The Parthenon: A History of Ancient Greece by Peter Green and the Editors of the Newsweek Book Division. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 172 pages. Publisher: Newsweek; (1973). Democracy’s symbolic birthplace, the famed Greek Acropolis, stands today as a rubble-strewn reminder of the glory that was ancient Greece. The ancient citadel, once the center of Athenian religion and civic pride, is surmounted by half-a-dozen ruined buildings, among them the most famous temple in the Western world, the Parthenon. Today, unfortunately, the Parthenon is little more than a sundered shell, ransacked by treasure hunters, denuded by archaeologists, and badly eroded by the elements. At the time of its completion, the great temple of Athena was an awe-inspiring testament to the splendor and might of Periclean Athens. Set atop the city’s windswept fortress rock, the gleaming honey-colored structure assailed the eye from any point in the city; indeed, from any point for miles around. At a distance, the Parthenon proclaimed Athens’ pre-eminence among Greek city-states. At a close range, the gaudily-painted temple bespoke the affluence and exuberance of its builders. The stirring story of Athens’ meteoric ascendancy, her worldwide impact, and her subsequent decline, is supplement by 120 illustrations, more than one-third in full-color. Vase paintings, sculptural details, engravings, and detailed new maps and diagrams are juxtaposed with stunning modern photographs, all taken especially for this volume by noted photographer John Veltri. A special section, “The Parthenon in Literature”, opens with excerpts from works of two renowned Greek men of letters, Plutarch and Pausanias, and also includes the impressions of Samuel Gridley Howe, Hermann Melville, and Isadora Duncan among others. A reference section; including a chronology of Greek history, a guide to ancient Athens, a selected bibliography, and a full index concludes the volume. CONDITION: Light shelf wear, otherwise in Very Good to Like New condition. Seemingly never read. Pages are pristine; clean, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Peter Green, author of “The Parthenon” is an English historian who made his home in Athens for a number of years, and subsequently taught at the University of Texas at Austin. Peter Green’s many books and articles on ancient Greece include “The Year of Salamis” and a major biography of Alexander the Great entitled “Alexander of Macedon”. “The Parthenon” is one in a series of volumes in the Newsweek Book Division’s series of illustrated histories, “Wonders of Man”. Each volume in the series focuses on a well-known historical monument. Each volume is divided into three major sections. First, a lively and informative history of both the monument and its creators, written by a distinguished and authoritative writers, profusely illustrated on color and black and white. Second, a selection of literary excerpts about the monument. Third, a comprehensive reference section. Other titles in the series include: “Tower of London”, “The Colosseum”, “Statute of Liberty”, “The Pyramids and Sphinx”, “El Escorial”, “Notre-Dame de Paris”, “The Kremlin”, “Hagia Sophia”, “Versailles”, “Dome of the Rock”, “The White House”, “The Forbidden City”, “The Taj Mahal”, “Venice”, and “Teotihuacan”. Contents of this volume include: Introduction. The Parthenon in History. Ahtens Ascendant. Time of Turmoil. The Bulwark of Hellas. The Age of Pericles. The Struggle for Empire. The Road to Rome. Metamorphosis and Revival. The Parthenon in Literature. Chronology of Greek History. Guide to Ancient Athens. Bibliography. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: Democracy's symbolic birthplace the famed Acropolis is the most hallowed and most universally acclaimed temple site in all Europe. It stands today as a rubble-strewn reminder of the glory that was Greece. There are spectacular color illustrations of the Parthenon history throughout the book. Truly a sumptuous visual feast, and an excellent history of ancient Athens. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: An excellent gift! Textual and pictorial history of Greece's Parthenon, this book is part of Newsweek's Wonders of Man series. Presents a lively and informative history of the monument, a selection of literary excerpts about the monument, along with a comprehensive reference section. Splendidly illustrated, well-written, in a high-quality, “coffee-table” style format. This book is both art in itself, as well as a history. Highly recommended. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). 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However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. 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