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Why In 479 Bce Did Pericles And The Athenians Want To Construct New Buildings Such As The Parthenon

Why in 479 BCE did Pericles and the Athenians want to construct new buildings such as the Parthenon on the Acropolis?

The current Parthenon's construction wasn't planned until 450BC and was finished in 438BC.

There had been a temple to Athena on the site since close to the founding of the city likely sometime before 1000BC.

Before 480BC an older Parthenon was under construction when the Persians attacked the city and likely destroyed it along with the rest of the city. The Athenians swore they would not rebuild until the Persian threat had been completely eliminated.

In 449BC the Greeks and Persians made peace and the Parthenon was set in the works as a celebration to their success. Since around this same time the Athenians had all this extra money from their monopoly on commercial trade in the Aegean and most of the Mediterranean Seas the structure could be funded in excess. The structure still served somewhat as a temple to Athena, but mostly as a treasury for the Delian League which also help fund its construction. But the main reason why the Athenians would have wanted the structure is to show off their power, progress, and pride.

As for the other building projects, much the same reasons. The city was flourishing economically and needed to expand so why not show off in doing so. It's a lot like modern structures like the Eiffel Tower, Gateway Arch in St. Louis, or Statue of Liberty that don't really serve a purpose other than to make a statement of power and success.

Why in 479 BCE did Pericles and the Athenians want to construct new buildings such as the Parthenon on the Acropolis?

The current Parthenon's construction wasn't planned until 450BC and was finished in 438BC.

There had been a temple to Athena on the site since close to the founding of the city likely sometime before 1000BC.

Before 480BC an older Parthenon was under construction when the Persians attacked the city and likely destroyed it along with the rest of the city. The Athenians swore they would not rebuild until the Persian threat had been completely eliminated.

In 449BC the Greeks and Persians made peace and the Parthenon was set in the works as a celebration to their success. Since around this same time the Athenians had all this extra money from their monopoly on commercial trade in the Aegean and most of the Mediterranean Seas the structure could be funded in excess. The structure still served somewhat as a temple to Athena, but mostly as a treasury for the Delian League which also help fund its construction. But the main reason why the Athenians would have wanted the structure is to show off their power, progress, and pride.

As for the other building projects, much the same reasons. The city was flourishing economically and needed to expand so why not show off in doing so. It's a lot like modern structures like the Eiffel Tower, Gateway Arch in St. Louis, or Statue of Liberty that don't really serve a purpose other than to make a statement of power and success.

Why in 479 BCE did Pericles and the Athenians want to construct new buildings such as the Parthenon on the Acropolis?

The current Parthenon's construction wasn't planned until 450BC and was finished in 438BC.

There had been a temple to Athena on the site since close to the founding of the city likely sometime before 1000BC.

Before 480BC an older Parthenon was under construction when the Persians attacked the city and likely destroyed it along with the rest of the city. The Athenians swore they would not rebuild until the Persian threat had been completely eliminated.

In 449BC the Greeks and Persians made peace and the Parthenon was set in the works as a celebration to their success. Since around this same time the Athenians had all this extra money from their monopoly on commercial trade in the Aegean and most of the Mediterranean Seas the structure could be funded in excess. The structure still served somewhat as a temple to Athena, but mostly as a treasury for the Delian League which also help fund its construction. But the main reason why the Athenians would have wanted the structure is to show off their power, progress, and pride.

As for the other building projects, much the same reasons. The city was flourishing economically and needed to expand so why not show off in doing so. It's a lot like modern structures like the Eiffel Tower, Gateway Arch in St. Louis, or Statue of Liberty that don't really serve a purpose other than to make a statement of power and success.

Why in 479 BCE did Pericles and the Athenians want to construct new buildings such as the Parthenon on the Acropolis?

The current Parthenon's construction wasn't planned until 450BC and was finished in 438BC.

There had been a temple to Athena on the site since close to the founding of the city likely sometime before 1000BC.

Before 480BC an older Parthenon was under construction when the Persians attacked the city and likely destroyed it along with the rest of the city. The Athenians swore they would not rebuild until the Persian threat had been completely eliminated.

In 449BC the Greeks and Persians made peace and the Parthenon was set in the works as a celebration to their success. Since around this same time the Athenians had all this extra money from their monopoly on commercial trade in the Aegean and most of the Mediterranean Seas the structure could be funded in excess. The structure still served somewhat as a temple to Athena, but mostly as a treasury for the Delian League which also help fund its construction. But the main reason why the Athenians would have wanted the structure is to show off their power, progress, and pride.

As for the other building projects, much the same reasons. The city was flourishing economically and needed to expand so why not show off in doing so. It's a lot like modern structures like the Eiffel Tower, Gateway Arch in St. Louis, or Statue of Liberty that don't really serve a purpose other than to make a statement of power and success.

What buildings did Pericles comission?

Pericles commissioned a number of buildings to be built on the Acropolis. The Acropolis is not a building but a hill in Athens, Greece.

Here is more about his building project: http://bit.ly/13515IX

Why did the Athenians want to build temples such as the Parthenon?

The Parthenon doubled as a marketplace when it was not being used for religious purposes.
The Parthenon allowed lookouts to watch for invaders who might approach Athens from the sea.
The Parthenon was to help Athens become the most beautiful city in all of Greece.
The Parthenon was used for human sacrifices to the many Greek gods.

Why did the Spartans and the Athenians dislike each other?

As individuals, they probably did not.  Most of them would not have met each other.As independent nations, they were two of the strongest (depending on the given time) city states in Greece and would have competed for influence, power, territory and resources.  This competition did break out into war occasionally and a "cold war" at other times.  It should be noted that Sparta and Athens did fight on the same side at times as well.  Competition and war tends to leave residual dislikes.

What steps did Pericles take to strengthen the empire and glorify Athens?

(B) historical Greece is the respond. 1st you may narrow your answer to the two historical Greece or the Roman Empire . the respond may be (B) historical Greece because of the fact Pericles became a Greek stateman and there have been Greek-city states in historical greece.

How did Pericles define Athenian democracy?

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How did Pericles define Athenian democracy?
Pericles said something about the sort of citizen that this democracy bred... that Athenian citizens were able to meet their full potential.

Anyone remember from philosophy or history?