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Phidias
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Phidias

Phidias (also Pheidias) was, according to his contemporaries, the most renowned of all Greek sculptors. His greatest masterpieces were completed between c. 465 and 425 BCE. Unfortunately, except through copies, no example of his work has...
Statue of Zeus at Olympia
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

The monumental statue of Zeus at Olympia in Greece was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Created in the 430s BCE under the supervision of the master Greek sculptor Phidias, the huge ivory and gold statue was bigger even than...
Athena Parthenos by Phidias
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Athena Parthenos by Phidias

The magnificent temple on the Acropolis of Athens, known as the Parthenon, was built between 447 and 432 BCE in the Golden Age of Pericles, and it was dedicated to the city's patron deity Athena. The temple was constructed to house the new...
Ancient Greek Sculpture
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Ancient Greek Sculpture

The sculpture of ancient Greece from 800 to 300 BCE took inspiration from Egyptian and Near Eastern monumental art, and evolved into a uniquely Greek vision of the art form. Greek artists captured the human form in a way never before seen...
Olympia
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Olympia

Ancient Olympia was an ancient Greek sanctuary site dedicated to the worship of Zeus located in the western Peloponnese. The Pan-Hellenic Olympic Games were held at the site in honour of Zeus every four years from 776 BCE to 393 CE. Olympia...
Parthenon
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Parthenon

The magnificent temple on the Acropolis of Athens, known as the Parthenon, was built between 447 and 432 BCE in the Age of Pericles, and it was dedicated to the city's patron deity Athena Parthenos. The temple was constructed to house the...
The Parthenon Sculptures
Articleby Mark Cartwright

The Parthenon Sculptures

The extraordinary quality and quantity of the marble sculpture which adorned the 5th century BCE Parthenon in Athens made it the most richly decorated of all Greek temples. The sculpture, now mostly separated into the Parthenon Marbles (Elgin...
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Videoby Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy

Phidias(?), Parthenon Frieze, c. 438-32 B.C.E.

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=KzZF1lP4Rbk Phidias(?), Parthenon Frieze, c. 438-32 B.C.E., pentelic marble (420 linear feet of the 525 that complete the frieze are in the British Museum)
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Videoby Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy

Phidias (?), Sculpture from the East Pediment of the Parthenon, c. 448-432 B.C.E

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=Ip6hmC2KIug Phidias (?), Sculpture from the East Pediment of the Parthenon, marble, c. 448-432 B.C.E. (British Museum, London) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker http://smarthistory.org/Sculpture-from-the-Parthenons-East-Pediment.html...
Arts & Culture in Ancient Greece
Lesson Packby Patrick Goodman

Arts & Culture in Ancient Greece

We have prepared four lesson plans including classroom activities, assignments, homework, and keys as well as: Multiple choice quiz questions in an excel format. Glossary of keywords and concepts in an excel format. Open questions...
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