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    Comparison of Severan copy of Athena Parthenos and 13th century                                          Virgin and Mary The Severan copy of Athena Parthenos and an early 13th century Virgin child are two pieces at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts that compare and contrast in several ways. Their historical importance as symbols, their sculptural mediums, styles and dimensions, and their functions make them historically relevant. The Reduced Replica of Athena Parthenos - at the MFA in Boston is a marble

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    The Endoios Athena: Athena Seated

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    dedicated to Athena the city goddess in various medium, including marble, terracotta, bronze, relief and vase painting. Among these votive images of Athena, most of them are represented in a standing pose, either frontally facing the viewers or showing her profile (e.g. the bronze Athena Promachos (figure 1)); some of them are captured in the middle of an action (e.g. Athena in Gigantomachy on the pediment of the Parthenon (fg. 2)). However, the so-called Endoios Athena is a statue of Athena represented

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    Athena In War

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    Athena, the goddess of warfare, is often depicted as a tactician and coordinator of war, while in contrast, Ares, the god of war, is usually considered to represent the violent and bloodshed aspects. For example, according to Walter Burkert, Even in war, Athena is no exponent of derring-do -- this is captured in the figure of Ares -- but cultivates the war-dance, tactics and discipline… Ares embodies everything that is hateful in war; the splendor of victory, Nike, is reserved for Athena (141, 196)

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    Athena was the Greek Goddess of many ideas, but she was famous mostly for her superior wisdom, her cunning skills in times of war, and her implausible talent for household tasks, such as weaving and pottery. She was celebrated more than any other God in ancient mythology, was the supposed inventor of countless innovations, and her figure gave reason for Greek woman to gain rights long before others of their time. The goddess of war, the guardian of Athens, and the defender of Heroes; Athena’s impact

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    Athena In The Odyssey

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    Athena, though one of the most famed of the Greek gods and goddesses, isn’t above being subjected to the sexism and misogyny that plague the mortal and immortal worlds. As the goddess of wisdom and war strategy- which tend to be thought of as masculine traits, Athena is more respected by mortal men than Aphrodite, for example, who as the goddess of love and beauty is the epitome of femininity. So, although Athena is respected on Mount Olympus as a female goddess, when she interacts with mortal men

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    The Odyssey

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    many of the complications faced between different humans and even the different goddesses in The Odyssey. Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war, plays one of the leading roles in the epic. Athena was also the daughter of the most powerful Zeus. Athena served as a protector, mentor, and guide to both Odysseus and his son, Telemachus. Athena also attempts to comfort Odysseus' wife, Penelope. Athena even goes as far as to appear in Penelope’s dreams to reassure and give her hope of her husband’s return

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    Essay On The Parthenon

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    provoked the embezzlement of money from the Delian Treasury that was originally contributed by Athen’s allies for the war. Although the Parthenon was not honorably funded, it was the monumental symbol of the power and success of Athens while celebrating Athena and the gods, the victory of the Persian War, and Athenian democracy. The Parthenon served as a cultural foundation that anchored major Athenian sociocultural values on pediments, metopes, and friezes through the usage of the Pananthenaic procession

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    intervention of such divine powers as Athena, Apollo, and Zeus play significant roles in the lives of the characters and the events of the Greek- Trojan War. Athena plays a very influential role in the Greek-Trojan War.  She is the most constant divine supporter of the Greeks and divine enemy of the Trojans. Athena's function is to be a goddess of pro-Greek warfare.  She came to the aid of the Greeks many times throughout the war.  For instance, Athena came down from the sky to

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    This colossal gold-and-ivory statue of Athena dominated the interior of the Parthenon. "The statue seems to have been over 12 meters tall, nearly 40 feet tall. The parts of her flesh that were visible were made of ivory, and her dress, her armor, and her jewelry were made of gold” (Nova, 2008). The sculpture was made of wood, covered with bronze and gold plates. Overall, "the gold weighed about 2,400 pounds; thus the Athena Parthenos embodied a sizeable part of the treasury

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    Relation to Human Entertainment, and the narrative piece, The Affect of Athena on Athens, one can see the improvement of the project and not only the challenges that I faced, but also my achievements. In both my Rikki Tikki Tavi project and the Affect of Athena on Athens my writing was enhanced by technology and digital media. Rikki Tikki Tavi was the first project I did that was enhanced by technology, and The Affect of Athena on Athens was the last one for this school year. Just by watching the two

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