Affichage des articles du février, 2014

Acropolis and Parthenon

Right after the visit of the Acropolis Museum, I decided to give a go at the entrance of the Acropolis archeological and guess what ? It was free as well ! Thank you, Day of Culture ! So, first of all, a bit of history : Acropolis means the “elevated-polis”, the higher city then, the place where the people find a shelter against an attack. A lot of Greek cities have acropolis, fortified usually. In the case of Athens, the place was a really good one, with this steep hill and the rocky slopes which could withstand any attack from a foreign invader. However, Athens grew so large that the Acropolis was more than that : it was the beating heart of the City, where politics, arts, and religion met and intertwined. So you could find temples, markets, and amphitheaters for spectacles :