Identify two (2) specific aspects of the Athenian Acropolis and its Parthenon, and explain their significance to ancient Greek culture and the western heritage in the arts. Comment on one (1) feature of the ancient Greek theater that you find especially intriguing. Explain the manner in which audiences today might receive the plot of the comedy Lysistrata and compare Lysistrata to a specific modern work of stage or film.
Who should own the Elgin Marbles? The Greeks? The British? The World? How would that work? Is the key question: Who would do the best job of preserving and protecting the treasures of the past?
Athenian Acropolis and the Greek Theater
•Chapter 5 (pp. 140-148) Athenian Acropolis and Art, (pp. 151-156), ancient Greek drama
•Video with article from British Museum’s Elgin marbles (from the Acropolis) at http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/galleries/ancient_greece_and_rome/room_18_greece_parthenon_scu.aspx
•Article with video of digital reconstruction of the Parthenon at http://arth251f11.blogs.wm.edu/2011/09/17/digital-reconstruction-of-the-parthenon/
•Theater at Epidauros (double click on images to enlarge) at http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/artifact?name=Epidauros%2C+Theater&object=Building