The Parthenon, Paperback Book
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An introduction to the History of the Parthenon: How the Parthenon came to be built, how the Greeks worshipped their Gods and Goddesses and the history of Parthenon from the 5th century BC until the present day.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: History
  • ISBN: 9780521226295



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This book briefly covers the history, architecture, geometry, and art of the Parthenon. It is 47 pages long, plus glossary and index, and has lots of photographs and very clear diagrams. Looking for something short to read, I picked this out of my bookshelf at random. It pushed me to read (finally!) The Life of Greece by Will Durant.

Also in the Cambridge Introduction to World History series