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In this article Cooley argues that the location of the rebuilt temple of Athena Polias was separate from the Erechtheion, and provides a table of literary citations concerning the temple and its precint.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-488-2
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 259
Publication Date: Aug 4,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 64
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-488-2
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The temple of Athena Polias is mentioned early and often in the literary record of Athens, and yet its location is somewhat difficult to pinpoint as it was destroyed by the Persians and there is some confusion over whether it was rebuilt into the Erechtheion or as a separate building . In this article Cooley not only argues for the location of the rebuilt temple separate from the Erechtheion, but provides a complete list of citations cataloguing the literary evidence for and about the temple and the statue within (an olive-wood effigy said to have falled from the sky). The citation table alone makes this a valuable resource to anyone interested in the sacred precinct of the Athenian Acropolis, and the larger argument presents

The temple of Athena Polias is mentioned early and often in the literary record of Athens, and yet its location is somewhat difficult to pinpoint as it was destroyed by the Persians and there is some confusion over whether it was rebuilt into the Erechtheion or as a separate building . In this article Cooley not only argues for the location of the rebuilt temple separate from the Erechtheion, but provides a complete list of citations cataloguing the literary evidence for and about the temple and the statue within (an olive-wood effigy said to have falled from the sky). The citation table alone makes this a valuable resource to anyone interested in the sacred precinct of the Athenian Acropolis, and the larger argument presents

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Arthur Cooley

  • ATHENA POLIAS ON THE ACROPOLIS OF ATHENS (page 5)