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By Margaret M. Miles

This is often a thrilling time to review in Athens. The “rescue” excavations of modern years, carried out in the course of building of the Metro approach and in practise for the 2004 Olympics video games, mixed with significant recovery tasks and a brand new enthusiasm for clean exam of outdated fabric, utilizing new thoughts and functions, brings new views and solutions on many elements of the traditional urban of Athens and lifestyles, politics and faith in Attica.

The 15 papers provided right here give a contribution new findings that end result from in depth, first-hand examinations of the archaeological and epigraphical proof. They illustrate how a lot might be won by way of re-examining fabric from older excavations, and from the methodological shift from documenting info to nearer research and bigger historic mirrored image. they provide a number of views on quite a number matters: the atmosphere of the traditional urban for passers-by, full of roadside shrines; suggestions of architectural development and sculpting; non secular expression in Athens together with cults of Asklepios and Serapis; the right methods for Greek sacrifice; how the borders of Attica have been outlined through the years, and information of its road-system. In providing this quantity the individuals are carrying on with in an extended culture of post-mortem – within the feel of 'personal statement' – in Athens, that begun even within the Hellenistic interval and has endured during the writings of centuries of travelers and lecturers to the current day.

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30 Votive Reliefs Found in the Vicinity of the Eleusinion A more likely candidate for the second shrine that pro1npted 'felemachos to clain1 that his \

Fhat temple \¥as likely begun about 460, \¥hen preliminary design \Vork and planning for the Parthenon \Vas undenvay. 15 1 East Metopes 13 and 14: Hephaistos and Helios All tbat is left of metope East 13 is a badly scarred sw-face \vith no indication remaining of any identifiable attributes. Sch>vab calls it " one of the most intractable" of the Parthenon's metopes. 16 One can make out a giant \vho has fallen to his knees at the Ieft and an attacking god at the right. Although most scholars have follo>ved Praschniker in identifying the god as Hephaistos, son1e have arg11ed for Herakles.

15 1 East Metopes 13 and 14: Hephaistos and Helios All tbat is left of metope East 13 is a badly scarred sw-face \vith no indication remaining of any identifiable attributes. Sch>vab calls it " one of the most intractable" of the Parthenon's metopes. 16 One can make out a giant \vho has fallen to his knees at the Ieft and an attacking god at the right. Although most scholars have follo>ved Praschniker in identifying the god as Hephaistos, son1e have arg11ed for Herakles. 17 Sch\:vab has reconstructed 1-fephaistos holding tongs \Vith a red-hot lun1p of iron and n1oving violently to\:vard a fa llen giant (Figure 3 5).

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