The Colossus of Rhodes and Athena Parthenos Comparison Essay by dolemite

The Colossus of Rhodes and Athena Parthenos
Compares the two marvels of Grecian architecture.
# 45329 | 736 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Oct 13, 2003 in Architecture (Ancient) , History (Greek and Roman) , Art (Sculpture)


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Description:

This paper compares the two works of ancient art that inspired awe in the people of ancient Greece. These two sculptures have been revered by historians for centuries after their destruction. The writer discusses the physical characteristics and the reasons that these two statues were built and destroyed

From the Paper:

"For 56 years, the Colossus of Rhodes stood by the harbor in the city of Rhodes. One of the storied "seven wonders of the ancient world" was one of the most awe inspiring sites in all of Greece. However it's life was cut short by a massive earthquake. In much of the same manner that the Colossus of Rhodes was built to worship the sun god, Helios, the statue of Athena Parthenos was built to worship the goddess Athena."

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