October 8, 2005
Professor Paul Cartledge has recently given a lecture on the reasons for reunifying the Parthenon Marbles at Hamilton College, a university in the USA. Paul Cartledge is professor of Greek history at Cambridge University, author of various books on ancient Greece & a long time supporter of the return of the Parthenon Marbles.
Hamilton College News
Cambridge University Professor Paul Cartledge Discusses Parthenon in Lecture
He Maintains That Parthenon Sculptures in British Museum Should be Returned to Greece
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October 5, 2005
Paul Cartledge, a professor of Greek History at Cambridge University, presented the Winslow lecture titled “Reuniting the Parthenon Marbles?” in the College Chapel on October 4. In his talk, Cartledge discussed different conceptions of the Parthenon and addressed his belief that the Parthenon sculptures currently being housed in the British Museum should be returned to Greece.
The Parthenon, which was constructed between 447 and 432 B.C., is, as Cartledge noted, “famous for being famous.” It is an icon for modernity as much as it is also an ancient ruin. In 1687, the Parthenon was hit by cannonfire and 28 of its 58 columns were destroyed. Read the rest of this entry »