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Erechtheion (Acropolis of Athens): Architecture

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Two architectural representations of the Erechtheion temple (a digital one and an artwork) in the Acropolis of Athens (c. 420 BC).
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Architecture of the Athenian Acropolis

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In this post I present digital reconstructions of an architectural detail in the southwest wing of (above) and of the temple of Erechtheion (below). Both refer to buildings of the Acropolis of ancient Athens. Guess who’s the figure standing in front of the Erechtheion!

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THE OTHER MARATHON: THE DECISIVE VICTORY OF ATHENS ON THE DORIANS (circa 1000 BC)

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 By  Periklis    DeligiannisFile written by Adobe Photoshop¨ 4.0

A  depiction  of  combatants  in  the  so-called  “Vase  of  the  Warriors”  of    the  Later  Mycenean  or  the  Sub-Mycenaean  period.  It  seems  that  the  fully  equipped  Attic/Athenian  warriors  and  their  Dorian  opponents  were  armed  like  the  depicted  ones.

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During  the  first  half  of  the  2nd  millennium  BC,  Attica  was  divided  into  several  independent  communities/states.  Athens  (whose  urban  limits  were  limited  at  the  Acropolis  in  this  period)  was  one  of  the  strongest  Attic  city-states,  probably  ruled  by  a  Danaan  dynasty.  Its  key  location  almost  in  the  middle  of  the  distance  from  Ereneia  to  Sounion  (extreme  border  towns  of  Attica  to  the  northwest  and  southeast  respectively),  its  relatively  fertile  land  that  surrounded  it  and  the  inaccessible  site  of  the  Acropolis,  were  some  parameters  that  gave  Athens  an  edge  over  the  other  competing  communities-states  for  the  domination  of  Attica,  mainly  over  the  states  of  Eleusis  and  Pallene.  Athens  was  the  final  winner  in  the  intra-Attic  struggle.
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