Wednesday November 12, 2014
Ekphrasis – A Monthly Book Club About Art
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Parthenon Enigma by Joan Breton Connelly
Universally recognized as a symbol of Western democracy, the Parthenon emerges in Connelly’s bold new analysis as a shrine memorializing myths radically alien to modern politics. Newly recovered classical literary texts and surprising archaeological finds compel readers to acknowledge the implausibility of the usual interpretation of the Parthenon’s frieze sculptures as a depiction of fifth-century Athenians celebrating their Panathenaic Festival.