Pantheon Detail Questions

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How big was the Pantheon and what was it built from?
8 by 17 columns, built from marble
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What was the purpose of the Pantheon?
A treasury for Athens and a showcase
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What was the political meaning of the Pantheon?
To show how wealthy and powerful Athens is and to emphasize their greatness and democratic society.
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How tall is the statue of Athena and who sculpted it?
12m tall, Pheidias
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What is the statue of Athena made from?
Gold for clothing and ivory for skin which was placed on a wooden frame
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What was the political meaning of the statue of Athena?
Presents victory, shows their religious worship and the greatness of Athens.
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What are the pediment sculptures?
Presents the story of Athena's birth and the battle between her and Poseidon for the land of Attica.
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What does Pausanias say about the pediment sculptures?
"the pediment shows the birth of Athena, the other end is the quarrel of Athena and Poseidon"
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What is the political meaning of the pediment sculptures?
Authority and religious worship
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What do the metope sculptures represent?
the sack of troy, the amazons, the fight between the centaurs and the lapiths
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What is the political meaning of the metope sculptures?
In defence of the greek world the Athenians will lead
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