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The Parthenon Enigma (A New Understanding of the World's Most Iconic Building and the People Who Made It)

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A New York Times Notable Book and one of The Daily Beast's Best Books of the Year
Winner of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Award


Since the Enlightenment, the Parthenon—the greatest example of Athenian architecture—has been venerated as the definitive symbol of Western democratic values. Here, Joan Breton Connelly challenges this conventional wisdom, drawing on previously undiscovered sources to present a revolutionary new view of this peerless building. Reaching back across time to trace the Parthenon’s story from the laying of its foundation, Connelly finds its true meaning not in the rationalist ideals we typically associate with Athens but in a vast web of ceaseless cultic observances and a unique mythic identity, in which democracy in our sense of the word would have been inconceivable. Marshalling a breathtaking range of textual and visual evidence, and full of fresh insights woven into a thrilling narrative that brings the distant past to life, The Parthenon Enigma sheds a stunning new light on the ancient Athenians from whom we claim cultural descent—and on Western civilization itself.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Joan Breton Connelly
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    528
    Publisher:
    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (November 4, 2014)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780307476593
    ISBN-10:
    0307476596
    Weight:
    17.92oz
    Dimensions:
    5.17" x 8" x 1.1"
    Case Pack:
    24
    File:
    RandomHouse-PRH-20170528_063743-RH-NA-PHYSICAL-FULL-21-20170530-1.xml
    Folder:
    RandomHouse
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    $13.28
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