Tag: Ancient Greece

Museum / Events - 9 months ago

Rodin and ancient Greece: a perfect pairing

Figure K of a goddess from the east pediment of the Parthenon, c. 438–432 BC. Auguste Rodin (1840–1917), The Walking Man, 1907. Bronze, sand cast by Alexis Rudier in 1913. S. 998. © Musée Rodin.Ian Jenkins, Senior Curator, Greece and Rome and Celeste...

Museum / Events - 9 months ago

An introduction to the Parthenon and its sculptures

A building from Athens’ golden age The Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens was built between 447 and 438 BC as a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena Parthenos. The word parthénos (παρθένος) meant ‘maiden, girl’ or ‘virgin, unmarried woman’. A r...