Travels Through
Greco - Roman Antiquity
An exploration of texts and images from Falvey Library's Special Collections works on ancient Greece and Rome.

Athens

"I shall conclude, by reminding you of what Lysippus says in one of his comedies: "Whoever does not desire to see Athens is stupid;  whoever sees it without being delighted is still more stupid;  but the height of stupidity is to see it, to admire it, and to leave it."  Anacharsis Vol. 2, p. 233

Image CC BY-SA 3.0 Christophe Meneboeuf, Wikimedia Commons.  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:View_of_the_Acropolis_Athens_(pixinn.net).jpg
Image CC BY-SA 3.0 Christophe Meneboeuf, Wikimedia Commons. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:View_of_the_Acropolis_Athens_(pixinn.net).jpg

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          The Parthenon
          The Propylaea
          The Erechtheion
          The Temple of Hephaistos and Agora
          Theatres

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     Delphi

     Olympia

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     Thermopylae

     Salamis

     Plataea

 

Using the menu above, explore some of the most important monuments of Athens.

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Above two images from Barthelemy, vol. 8. Images CC-BY-SA Digital Library@Villanova University. http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:6530
Above two images from Barthelemy, vol. 8. Images CC-BY-SA Digital Library@Villanova University. http://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:6530
Above image from Verrall and Harrison, p. 202.
Above image from Verrall and Harrison, p. 202.
Above image from Verrall and Harrison, p. 203.
Above image from Verrall and Harrison, p. 203.
Above image from Smith, p. 400.
Above image from Smith, p. 400.
Reconstruction of the Acropolis and Areus Pagus in Athens (1846)  Public domain, Wikimedia Commons.   http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Akropolis_by_Leo_von_Klenze.jpg
Reconstruction of the Acropolis and Areus Pagus in Athens (1846) Public domain, Wikimedia Commons. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Akropolis_by_Leo_von_Klenze.jpg
Above image from Fowler, Wheeler and Stevens, p. 11.
Above image from Fowler, Wheeler and Stevens, p. 11.
Above image from Verrall and Harrison, p. 201.
Above image from Verrall and Harrison, p. 201.

Works Cited

Barthelemy, Jean Jacques.  The Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece.  8 vols.  London:  G. Woodfall, 1806.

Fowler, Harold North, James Rignall Wheeler, and Gorham Phillips Stevens.  A Handbook of Greek Archaeology.  New York, Cincinnati, Chicago:  American Book Company, 1909.

Smith, William.  A Smaller Classical Dictionary of Biography, Mythology, and Geography.  New York, Cincinnati, Chicago:  American Book Company, 1880.

Verrall,  Margaret de G. and Jane E. Harrison.  Mythology and Monuments of Ancient Athens.  London and New York:  Macmillan and Co., 1890.