The Acropolis and Ancient Athens

Illustration

Simeon Netchev
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published on 25 July 2022

An image illustrating the evolution of the Athenian Acropolis (a fortified citadel and state sanctuary of the goddess Athena) and the city of Athens as it emerged from the devastation and ruin of the Greco-Persian Wars of the 5th century BCE through the grand ambition of Pericles and successive generations of leaders and visionaries until the Hellenistic and Roman times, when the city became a "theater of memory" linking the "glory days" of ancient Athens with the emerging new powers of the world.

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About the Author

Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2022, July 25). The Acropolis and Ancient Athens. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16191/the-acropolis-and-ancient-athens/

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Acropolis and Ancient Athens." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 25, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16191/the-acropolis-and-ancient-athens/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Acropolis and Ancient Athens." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 Jul 2022. Web. 08 Aug 2022.

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