Issues: The City of Athens… Athens Impressive as to… Crowding Magnificence Democracy – Its strength – Loyalty that it commanded Spending excessive (?) as to… Money for defense of Athens/of Greece wasted? – With Pericles too concerned for city’s prestige But democratic make-work policy defensible – “It would be impossible to revile such a city” Flagrant expenditure – Was it?... Is this where my tribute money is going?
harbor (foreign contacts) harbor district astu (town) walls ACROPOLIS (“high city”): religious center, citadel AGORA: public center, marketplace KHŌRA (countryside) burial ground (outside walls) KHŌRA (countryside) City with Port (compare Athens)
Athens & Piraeus
Parthenon, West Front (Reconstruction) slide show