The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles: The Citizen’s Home and the Empire’s Capital
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2015, Pages: 27-31
Received: Dec. 11, 2014; Accepted: Jan. 8, 2015; Published: Jan. 26, 2015
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Hong Zheng, Institute of Political Science and Public Administration, China University of Political Science and Law, No. 27 Fuxue Road, Changping District, Beijing 102249 P.R. China
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Abstract
The Athens Acropolis is the public space for Athens democracy and the center of Athenian Empire. Her main buildings were built in the age of Pericles. Built as a gods’ living place, acropolis also bore the strong sense of history and humanism, which expressed the Athens’ citizens’ joy and empire’s inclusiveness. The acropolis was built by the citizens, while the building fund came from empire’s alliance. The acropolis took the multiple public functions: sacrifice, keeping the archives, treasury and public moralization.
Keywords
Pericles, Acropolis, Democracy, Empire
To cite this article
Hong Zheng, The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles: The Citizen’s Home and the Empire’s Capital, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, pp. 27-31. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20150301.13
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