The Parthenon (Wonders of the World)

Mary Beard


Praise for the former edition:

"Wry and resourceful, this gem of a ebook deconstructs the main well-known development in Western history."–Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic

"In her short yet compendious quantity [Beard] says that the extra we discover out approximately this mysterious constitution, the fewer we all know. Her ebook is principally necessary since it is modern at the recovery the Parthenon has been present process in view that 1986."–Gary Wills, New York evaluation of Books

At as soon as an entrancing cultural heritage and a congenial advisor for travelers, armchair tourists, and beginner archaeologists alike, this booklet conducts readers during the storied prior and towering presence of the main well-known development on this planet. within the revised model of her vintage examine, Mary Beard now contains the tale of the long-awaited new museum opened in 2009 to show the sculptures from the development that also stay in Greece, in addition to the controversies that experience surrounded it, and asks no matter if it makes a distinction to the "Elgin Marble debate."

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