Parthenon and Parthenoi: A Mythological Interpretation of the Parthenon Frieze

@article{Connelly1996ParthenonAP,
  title={Parthenon and Parthenoi: A Mythological Interpretation of the Parthenon Frieze},
  author={J. B. Connelly},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  year={1996},
  volume={100},
  pages={53}
}
Since the late 18th century, the Parthenon frieze has generally been viewed as a representation of the fifthcentury Athenian citizenry participating in their annual (or quadrennial) Panathenaic procession. Viewed without a mythological reference, the frieze stands outside the conventions of Greek temple decoration, which regularly derived its subject matter from the mythical past. The story of King Erechtheus, his wife Praxithea, and their three maiden daughters who gave their lives to save… Expand
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