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ARH 326J ARH 326J. The Parthenon Through the Ages. 3 Hours.

Examines why the Parthenon is of relevance today for a global audience. Subjects include the postantique lives of this unique monument as a Christian cathedral and pilgrimage site, a mosque, a ruin, and an archaeological icon; the various debates about its restoration and preservation; and the problem of cultural ownership. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Art History 326J, 362 (Topic: Parthenon through the Ages), Classical Civilization 340 (Topic: Parthenon through the Ages).