The celebrated Greek statesman Pericles is credited with ordering the design and construction of the Parthenon between 447 and 432 BC as a temple for Athena—the goddess of wisdom, arts and literature and war. Still dominating the modern city of Athens, the Parthenon is a magnificent testimony to the glory and renown the city enjoyed throughout antiquity. Pericles had made no idle boast then when he emphatically stated that ‘…we shall be the marvel of the present day and of ages yet to come.
Tag: Greek mythology
Critics blasted as ‘uneducated for believing that the Egyptian ruler was from an African or Arab descent when she was in fact Macedonian Greek’ in a racial profiling debate following the announcement that Israeli actress Gal Gadot is to play Cleopatra in the upcoming Paramount Pictures movie.
Social media users have quickly become embroiled in heated debate involving everything from interpretation of Greek mythology to #MeToo after an announcement that a statue depicting a reversed version of the famous Medusa myth is to be be installed in New York City.