antiquity

Athens Ancient Greece: A Really Short Introduction

The monumental gateway to the Acropolis, the Propylaea, was 1 of various public functions commissioned by the Athenian leader Pericles in order to rebuild the Acropolis at the conclusion of the Persian Wars. According to Plutarch, the Propylaea was created by the architect Mnesicles, about whom nothing else is recognized. Construction started in 437 BC and was terminated in 432, when the constructing was still unfinished. If you had been staying longer on the Acropolis, you may pick to walk along the south side of the constructing taking an alternative route to the Propylaeum and if you did this then...