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The Two Towers (of the Winds)

In my last piece I considered what some pieces of Roman period architectural sculpture that copied sculpture from the Athenian Parthenon might tells us about how the Greeks living under the Empire thought about that Classical temple. 2,261 more words

Ancient History

The Parthenon and its Sculptures in Roman Times (Part Two)

Last time I discussed the fullest ancient description we have of the Athenian Parthenon, which was written by Pausanias, a Greek traveller from Asia Minor in the mid 2nd C AD, the height of the Roman Empire. 3,026 more words

Ancient History

The Parthenon and its sculptures in Roman times (Part one)

A few months ago when George Clooney was in the news for saying that he thought the so-called Elgin Marbles should be returned to Greece it looked rather as though he had been unwittingly drawn into a quarrel he knew little about. 1,982 more words

Ancient History

And so it begins...

Disclaimer: I had intended to write super fancy criticism articles for this blog, but as I’m a second-year PhD student and my brain is about to explode most of the time I’m going to have to settle for just writing posts that make sense about 80% of the time. 113 more words

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