Parthenon

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When did work begin on the Parthenon?
447BC
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Why were the metopes on the parthenon special, in comparison to Olympia or other doric temples?
All 4 sides had carved metopes
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Why is the Parthenon both ionic and doric?
Uses friezes and metopes
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How often was the Great Panathenaia?
Every 4 years
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How many metopes are there?
92
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What do the west metopes depict?
Amazonomachy
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Why is there varying levels of detail and skill across the
They had so many employees that they did not have time to train them all properly
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On the frieze why do all the figures' heads reach the top?
To create an even pattern without gaps
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Where on the frieze are women featured?
East
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On the East side of the frieze, how many gods are shown?
12
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What was the last part of the Parthenon to be completed?
Pediments
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How is the Parthenon like the Siphnian Treasury?
Scale of figures is greater in the centre
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How often was the Great Panathenaia?

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