Persian and Greek Architecture Research Paper by hicaliber

Persian and Greek Architecture
A comparison of Persian (Achaemenid period) and Classical Greek architecture.
# 93310 | 1,368 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 15, 2007 in Architecture (Ancient) , History (Greek and Roman) , Architecture (History) , English (Comparison)

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The paper discusses the architecture of two ancient civilizations, the Persians and the Greeks. The paper examines the architecture of Pasargadae, the metropolis that became a dynastic symbol of power and reverence following the establishment of the great complex at Persepolis during the reign of Darius I between 521 and 486 B.C.E. The paper explores how the architectural styles of the Achaemenid period are comparable to those found in ancient Greece, especially during the Classical period. The paper details the structure of the Parthenon.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hopper, Robert J. The Acropolis: The Most Important Example of Greek Architecture. New York: McMillan, 1971.
  • O'Kane, Bernard. Studies in Persian Art and Architecture. Cairo Press, 1996.
  • Pope, Arthur. Persian Architecture. London: Oxford University Press, 1969.
  • ---. Persian Architecture: The Triumph of Form and Color. New York: George Braziller, 1965.
  • Scranton, Robert L. Greek Architecture. New York: George Braziller, 1965.

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