The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
New Approaches

by Janette McWilliam,Sonia Puttock,Tom Stevenson

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2011-05-25
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1443830321
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book began to take shape following a conference on the Statue of Zeus at Olympia held at the University of Queensland in July 2008. In line with the main themes of the conference, the book has two fundamental aims: the first is to recognise the unsurpassed reputation of the Zeus in antiquity, to move beyond the framework provided by the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and to treat the famous statue in depth, as befits its unique importance in ancient times; the second aim is to employ a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives in the hope of capturing more accurately than before something of that unique importance. The book is aimed at academic specialists in a variety of disciplines (such as art, archaeology, history, literature, and cultural poetics), though it is also intended to be accessible to undergraduates and certainly to research students. The audience will primarily be one interested in classical antiquity, but there are chapters which trace the story and influence of the Zeus through the Byzantine, Renaissance, and early modern periods, and into more recent centuries in both the northern and southern hemispheres.

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Statue of Zeus at Olympia
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contains information on the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Notes that this was the statue of the god in whose honor the ancient Olympic games were held and that the statue was located on the land that gave its name to the Olympics, the ancient town of Olympia, on the west coast of modern Greece. Includes a history and description of the statue.

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
A Book

by Martin J. Price

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 59
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Statue of Zeus at Olympia

The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
New Approaches

by Janette McWilliam,Sonia Puttock,Tom Stevenson

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN : 9781443829212
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book began to take shape following a conference on the Statue of Zeus at Olympia held at the University of Queensland in July 2008. In line with the main themes of the conference, the book has two fundamental aims: the first is to recognise the unsurpassed reputation of the Zeus in antiquity, to move beyond the framework provided by the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and to treat the famous statue in depth, as befits its unique importance in ancient times; the second aim is to employ a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives in the hope of capturing more accurately than before something of that unique importance. The book is aimed at academic specialists in a variety of disciplines (such as art, archaeology, history, literature, and cultural poetics), though it is also intended to be accessible to undergraduates and certainly to research students. The audience will primarily be one interested in classical antiquity, but there are chapters which trace the story and influence of the Zeus through the Byzantine, Renaissance, and early modern periods, and into more recent centuries in both the northern and southern hemispheres.

Statue of Zeus at Olympia

Statue of Zeus at Olympia
A Book

by Katherine Roberts

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004-04-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780007619856
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Olympia: the Sculptures of the Temple of Zeus

Olympia: the Sculptures of the Temple of Zeus
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by Bernard Ashmole,Nikolaos Gialourēs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1967
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Zeus

Zeus
A Study in Ancient Religion

by Arthur Bernard Cook

  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release : 1914
  • Pages : 1397
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Detailing the mythology behind the Greek god Zeus, this volume also includes information about the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Sculpted in 432 BC by Greek artist Phidias, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia is one of the most recognized Ancient Wonders. Nearly 40 feet (12 meters) tall, the statue occupied half of the width of the temple where it sat. Ancient Greek geographer Strabo once noted in the first century BC that "if Zeus were to stand up, he would unroof the temple." Made of ivory and gold-plated bronze, the statue sat in an intricate throne of cedar inlaid with ivory, gold, ebony and precious gems. In Zeus' right hand, he held a small statue of the goddess of victory, Nike. In his left hand, there was a scepter with an eagle perched on top. It is believed that the Roman Emperor Caligula was the cause of the statue's destruction. According to Roman historian Suetonius, Caligula gave orders that statues of gods that were especially famous, including that of Zeus at Olympia, were to be brought from Greece in order to have their heads removed and a marble head of Caligula put in their place. According to legend, just as workers were moving stones to disassemble the Statue of Zeus, there was a loud moment of laughter, followed by the collapsing of scaffolding and the structure, killing some workers and leaving others to flee for their lives. Until recently, historians and archaeologists debated the time period in which the statue was built. The recent discovery of Phidias' workshop in the 1950s confirms that the temple was completed around the third quarter of the fifth century BC. Today, archaeologists continue to study the techniques Phidias used to construct the temple and the statue, and admirers of Ancient Greece admire the statue's place on the Ancient Wonders list.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
A Book

by Paul Jordan

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-05-01
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1317868854
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and all sorts of mysteries attaching to them, have intrigued people since the second century BCE. Why were these particular creations chosen and when? And why did the ancients want to draw up such a list in the first place? What were the technical and cultural factors involved in the creation and listing of the Wonders? The Seven Wonders still rival many of the phenomenal products of both nature and mankind in their size, majesty, and beauty. Six of them no longer stand, having been destroyed by natural disaster or by human intervention. From the Pyramids at Giza to the Colossus of Rhodes, from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Lighthouse of Alexandria, from the Temple of Ephesus to the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus and the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have never ceased to fascinate down the ages.

Pheidias

Pheidias
The Sculptures & Ancient Sources

by Claire Cullen Davison,Birte Lundgreen

  • Publisher : Institute of Classical Studies
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 1594
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The name of Pheidias and the renown of his sculptural masterpieces have resonated through the centuries. Pheidias's works were endlessly copied by the Romans and his name was used to denote excellence well beyond Antiquity. His statue of Zeus at Olympia was regarded as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and the Athena Parthenos has linked his name forever with the Parthenon and its sculptures. And yet there is no firm proof that any surviving original is by his hand. What can we know about Pheidias and his work? This book attempts to answer this question by presenting both the archaeological and the written evidence for the output of this remarkable artist. It assembles and assesses all the available material in order to provide insights into Pheidias's contribution to the development of Greek sculpture. Full and illustrated discussions of the works associated with Pheidias are accompanied by catalogues of each statue type discussed. In addition, the relevant ancient sources are quoted, translated and commented upon. This book is a comprehensive guide to Pheidias and his works. It will be essential to all interested in art history, the material culture of the Classical world, & the Classical tradition. This book is published in three volumes: Volume 1 ISBN 9781905670215 Volume 2 ISBN 9781905670222 Volume 3 ISBN 9781905670239

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
A Book

by Peter A. Clayton,Martin Price

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN : 9780415050364
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describes the seven wonders of the ancient world.

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
A Book

by Peter Clayton A

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-08-21
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1136748105
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sets each of the seven wonders in their historical context, bringing together materials from ancient sources and the results of modern excavations to suggest why particular places and objects have been seen as the touchstone for human achievement.

Where Were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?

Where Were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World?
A Book

by Yona Z. McDonough,Who HQ

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-04-07
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0593093321
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explore the most amazing wonders of the ancient world! More than 2,000 years ago, travelers wrote about the incredible sights they saw while on their journeys. They told tales of hanging gardens that were built for a Babylonian queen, and a colossal statue that guided ships through the harbor of Rhodes in Greece. These writers compiled a list of the very best of these sights that are now known as the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Author Yona Zeldis McDonough takes the readers on a trip to the Lighthouse of Alexandria and the Great Pyramids in Egypt (the only Wonder still standing), the Statue of Zeus at Olympia and the Colossus of Rhodes in ancient Greece, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and the Temple of Artemis, detailing the creativity and skill that these early civilizations possessed.

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
A Book

by Michael Woods,Mary B. Woods

  • Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
  • Release : 2008-09-01
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 082257568X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Describes the seven wonders of the ancient world, including the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the statue of Zeus, the temple of Artemis, the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, and the colossus of Rhodes.

How the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Were Built

How the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Were Built
A Book

by Ludmila Henkova

  • Publisher : Albatros Media
  • Release : 2021-10-12
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 9788000061344
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Colossus of Rhodes, the majestic Pyramids of Giza, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the spellbinding Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the breathtaking Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Just one of them survives today. But with the book How the Wonders of the World Were Built you can go back in time and learn the secrets of how these gems of ancient architecture were created. They shine from the past... and their light is not diminishing. The gems of antiquity are proof of human endeavours to cope with the wonders of nature. People have always wanted more: to improve existing process and methods and find new opportunities. They want to create something new, something that evokes a feeling of amazement and admiration. A masterpiece that will provide the creators with immortality and fame during their lives.

Pheidias

Pheidias
A Book

by John Galen Howard

  • Publisher : Wildside Press
  • Release : 2013-09-01
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 9781479413805
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Galen Howard (1864-1931) was an American architect. This work, dedicated to his friend American poet, John G. Neihardt (1881-1973), celebrates Pheidias (c. 480-430 BCE) the Greek sculptor, painter and architect, commonly regarded as one of the greatest sculptors of Classical Greece. Pheidias' work includes the Statue of Zeus at Olympia (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) and the Athena Parthenos inside the Parthenon,

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
A Book

by Hilary Brown,Go Entertain

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2015-10-21
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9781518625657
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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*Includes dozens of pictures *Profiles each wonder The Colossus of Rhodes, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Pharos of Alexandria, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis and the Great Pyramids at Giza; of the seven wonders of the ancient world, only the last one is still in existence. Yet, through this lavishly illustrated publication, it is possible to step back in time and experience the extravagant glory of these incredible feats of human construction.

Seven Wonders of the World and More!, Grades 5 - 8

Seven Wonders of the World and More!, Grades 5 - 8
A Book

by Don Blattner

  • Publisher : Mark Twain Media
  • Release : 2009-02-16
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 1580378234
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Take a tour with students in grades 5 and up using Seven Wonders of the World and More! In this 96-page book, students explore the seven wonders of the ancient world, plus modern-day and natural wonders. This book covers topics such as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Stonehenge, and the Statue of Liberty, and it explains and examines each wonder in detail with information about the people who created it. The book also includes bibliographic sketches, a variety of reproducible activities, and a complete answer key.

The Tragic Absolute

The Tragic Absolute
German Idealism and the Languishing of God

by David Farrell Krell

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN : 9780253345363
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Exposes the core of tragic absolutes in German Romantic and Idealist philosophy.

Literacy and History

Literacy and History
The Greeks

by Anonim

  • Publisher : R.I.C. Publications
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 97
  • ISBN : 1741265061
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History [3 volumes]

Great Events in Religion: An Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History [3 volumes]
A Book

by Florin Curta,Andrew Holt

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2016-11-28
  • Pages : 1047
  • ISBN : 1610695666
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This three-volume set presents fundamental information about the most important events in world religious history as well as substantive discussions of their significance and impact. • Presents readers with essential information about the chief events in religious history that will help them better understand world history and promote a greater respect for culturally diverse religious traditions • Provides cross-references and sidebars that cite print and electronic resources for further reading with each entry • Includes a selected, general bibliography of print and electronic resources suitable for student research