The Golden Age of Athens

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Published on March 2, 2014

Author: lodgek



This presentation gives an overview of the Golden Age of Athens, including the Parthenon and famous classical sculptures.

The Golden Age of Athens c. 479-404 BCE

Beginnings of Democracy

Solon of Athens Merry-Joseph Blondel, 19th c.

Pisistratus Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1834

Cleisthenes, Modern Bust

The Persian Wars 499-449 BCE

Leonidas at Thermopylae Jacques-Louis David, 1814

The Peloponnesian War 431-404 BCE

Pericles’s Funeral Oration Philipp von Foltz, 1853

The Plague in Athens Michael Sweerts, 17th c.

Golden Age Athens

The Classical Orders

The Acropolis

Reconstruction of the Acropolis Leo von Klenze, 1846

Athena Parthenos (Reconstruction) Phidias, c. 440 BCE

The Parthenon c. 448-430s BCE

Metopes: Battle of the Lapiths and the Centaurs

East Pediment Sculptures



Procession of Figures


Phidias Showing the Frieze of the Parthenon to His Friends Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1868

The Erechtheion c. 421-407 BCE

Porch of the Maidens (Caryatids)

The Temple of Athena Nike 437-424 BCE

The Temple of Athena Nike

The Agora

Reconstruction of Ancient Athens

Temple of Hephaistos

Middle Stoa

Reconstruction of the Stoa of Attalos (Agora Museum)

Stoa of Attalos, Interior


Kritios Boy Kritios, c. 480 BCE

Doryphoros (Spear-Bearer) Polykleitos, c. 450-440 BCE

Discobolus (Discus Thrower) Myron, c. 450 BCE

Aphrodite of Knidos Praxiteles, c. 350-300 BCE

White-Ground Ceramics Achilles Painter, Muse and Maiden c. 445-430 BCE

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