A brilliant, glamorous and controversial young archaeologist rekindles the drama of classical Greece for a new readership and traces the history of the Parthenon and the disputed Elgin Marbles.
Published to coincide with the 2004 Olympics and the parallel cultural campaign for the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece, this objective and highly readable book by an exceptional young archaeologist tells the story of the Parthenon from its origins to the present day, in a sweeping narrative which combines scrupulous historical and archaeological accuracy with controversy and passion. Wide-ranging, authoritative and fascinating, Dorothy King's book will rekindle the drama of classical antiquity and trace its later history - often highly controversial - right up to the present day. She will develop a strong case against the return of the Marbles.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 07 / 2007
- 242 x 160mm