Noble Marbles Lecture
Noble Marbles Lecture Thursday, January 26, 2017, 7:30 – 8:30pm
@Ackerman Hall,Michael C. Carlos Museum
Although the Parthenon began its long existence as a classical temple to the Greek goddess Athena, it later served as a Christian church dedicated to Mary, and eventually as an Islamic mosque.
How a pagan temple could be adapted to meet the needs of Christians and Muslims is the subject of a lecture titled Noblest Images: The Parthenon Marbles from 1436 to the Present, by Jenifer Neils, editor of the book, The Parthenon From Antiquity to the Present (Oxford 2005).
These often overlooked phases of the building’s history (which have been largely eradicated by modern restorations) shed light on the role of one of the most influential structures to survive from antiquity.
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