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By Landrum, Lisa

ISBN-10: 0494745479

ISBN-13: 9780494745472

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What was their “trouble”? And, how does Hermes’ interpretation of these events bear upon our interpretation of Trygaeus’ architecting? 62 What 60 hō sophōtatoi geōrgoi, 603. See Olson’s note to this line regarding the textual difficulty with “wise” (sophōtatoi). Not all editors accept this adjective. 12; and a historic fragment of Philochorus, FGrH 328. F 121. Sommerstein’s note to these lines gives a good summary of Pheidias’ relevant work. Pericles’ building campaign was controversial, in part, because it was funded by the monetary tributes of allies who thought they were providing funds to ensure common readiness for defense—not to adorn the Athenian Acropolis.

See Csapo (2007), 99, 112; and Pickard-Cambridge (1946). Also on the Southern slope of the Acropolis, and immediately to the West of the theater’s spectator area, preparations were underway for the Sanctuary of Asclepius; construction of which began in 420/19 BCE and continued until 412/11. The tragedian Sophocles was partially responsible for bringing the cult of this healing god to Athens from Epidaurus. It is tempting, then, to believe that the dramatist may have been influential in proposing the site next to the theater.

See Olson’s note to this line regarding the textual difficulty with “wise” (sophōtatoi). Not all editors accept this adjective. 12; and a historic fragment of Philochorus, FGrH 328. F 121. Sommerstein’s note to these lines gives a good summary of Pheidias’ relevant work. Pericles’ building campaign was controversial, in part, because it was funded by the monetary tributes of allies who thought they were providing funds to ensure common readiness for defense—not to adorn the Athenian Acropolis. 1-2).

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