Parthenon Marbles—Metopes and Frieze
Lecture no. 18 from the course: 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Diana K. McDonald | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
Plunge into the mythological battles of the Parthenon in Athens. The metopes, pediment sculptures, and frieze dramatize Greek myths, narrate battles, and are sublimely beautiful examples of Greek sculpture. Professor McDonald explains the context for these works and offers insight into the glory and pride of ancient Greece.