Through five fascinating chapters, Finley provides information derived from careful analysis of the Homeric poems the Iliad and the Odyssey to reconstruct a complex Greek world. This world was pre-literate in the sense that historical records did not exist. For Finley, the two poems allow for an intricate portrayal of what it must have been like to be a Greek hero. "The World of Odysseus" by Micheal A. Finley, paper written by Will Scott.
The theater was not the only building damaged by this fire. The fire damaged some of the surrounding buildings. The fire of 1869 was one of the worst fires Dayton has ever seen. The original five story building was reduced to three after it was damaged by fire in 1869(Oldest Theater). The job of rebuilding took two years and it reopened on 1871 as the Music Hall (Lois).
The Parthenon is not at ground level; it stands on a three step stylobate (Corbett). In the 6th century, the ... ... middle of paper ... ...olis). The reconstruction of the façade of the Temple of Apollo at Thermon, due to the unpleasant front side of the temple, ended in 500BCE (Nardo 19). Stone replaced the Temple at Thermon’s wooden entablature and columns in the 600s to keep it from weakening further (Nardo 19). If this issue had left untended, it would have led to the place of worship’s eventual collapse.
4. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus – Built in honor ... ... middle of paper ... ...for 56 years until 226 BC, when a strong earthquake hit and broke the bronze and marble statue at the knee. The people of Rhodes received an offer to repair the statue, with all expenses paid, but after consulting an oracle, she forbade the re-erection of the statue. There it laid for almost a millennia, when in 654 AD the Arabs invaded Rhodes and sold the remains of Colossus to a Syrian Jew. 7.
The Sistine Chapel’s history began under Pope Sixtus. Elected in 1475, Pope Sixtus lived a lifestyle of greed and corruption. Ignoring the economic and political problems that plagued the... ... middle of paper ... ...the Jewish themes and the heliocentric concept work together to show how Michelangelo felt. When looking at The Last Judgment one can feel a sense hope amidst the fear that fresco is intended to evoke. Christ centered in the middle shows his availability, no longer is he separated by hierarchies.
“The Etruscan temple has steps on only one side, whereas the Greek temple has steps on all four sides. The Etruscan temple has a deep front porch, occupying much more of the platform than is occupied by the porch of a Greek temple. And the cella (enclosed part) of the Etruscan temple is divided into three rooms, further differing from the Greek temple plan.”
Except for the lowest course of the base, the structure was to be built entirely of Pentelic marble. The first year of construction was consumed almost entirely with quarrying and transporting marble from Mount Pentelicus-that pure white, finely grained stone that, because of its slight iron content, weathers to the pale honey gold so characteristic of the Parthenon itself. This part of the work, too often ignored or taken for granted, presented formidable obstacles that were overcome only with extraordinary ingenuity. One can still see the chisel marks where rectangular blocks were first cut and then split away from the rest of the excavation by means of water--... ... middle of paper ... ...ler than the humans standing near them. In my conclusions I have found that not only were there one Parthenon but there were many.
Three of his most famous works were the Pieta, David, and the Medici Chapel. He created the Pieta in 1499, when he was only 25 years old. It took him less than a year, which was surprising, but showed just how talented he was. Pieta, which means ‘pity’ or ‘compassion,’ is a sculpture of Mary holding Jesus’ dead body over her lap. Michelangelo made it from a single block of Carrara marble, which was unusual because using one piece to carve two figures was very challenging.
Although the Pantheon and the Cathedral of Chartres are both some of the greatest architectural advances in history they are very different. We can compare the time that each of the buildings was built, where and for who they were built for, and why they were built. Another thing we can compare is the structure of the buildings and the type of material they are built from. The Pantheon and the Cathedral of Chartres differ in structure and design. The Pantheon consists of two different parts the first is a porch surrounded by classic Greek architecture columns made of marble.
There is not much left of it today but it was huge. This temple was decastyle, meaning ten columns across, and the columns were sixty-five feet tall. Even today the ideas and formulas of Greek architecture influence present day architects. When you think of Roman architecture, you think of the arch but even then they used the Imperial Motif to decorate their buildings. The Imperial Motif is the art of trabeation on arcuated architecture.