CLST 304 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Kouros, Portico, Thessaly

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Parthenon the building and the hill some people get confused between the acropolis and the buildings on the acropolis. Plutarch says that they were all viing with eachother to provide the best possible work ever and the speed at which this was done he marvels at how quickly it was done. Vitruvius: roman architect: said it was to correct optical illusion. Iktinos apparently wrote a treatise on this whole thing. Athena promachos (fighting in front) statue gigantic statue outdoors on the acropolis right there she was apparently very big. Athena promachos: bronze came from spoils of persian war. Athena lemnia another work by pheidias we know about it from lucian (2 nd c) was most praiseworthy of p"s statues the most beautiful of p"s works many say. Pausanias also loved it he goes on about how wonderful it is for some reason they loved it why is it called athena lemnia named for the island of lemnos .

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