Parthenon: The First Monument to Civilization | University of Oxford

Parthenon: The First Monument to Civilization

Speaker
With David Stuttard, Author
Event date
Event time
14:00 - 15:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX12PH
Venue details

Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£8/£7/£6 Full, Concessions, Members
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

The Parthenon is one of the most iconic buildings of Ancient Greece. Part temple, part treasury, it was also a statement of political power, the embodiment in marble of Pericles’ vision for Athens. Drawing on contemporary literature, David Stuttard presents a challenging re-evaluation of the Parthenon’s purpose.