The Acropolis

The Acropolis, Athens, Greece, rebuilt in the second half of the 5th century BCE.

The Acropolis of Athens is an ancient stronghold on a high rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and has remains of ancient buildings. Athens became the center of an alliance and peaceful coexistence of the adjacent towns. King Theseus united the towns into an entity and appears to be instrumental in the city’s survival while all other centers where destroyed. In Mycenaean times small towns developed around the citadel where the king resided and controlled the surrounding area. The geometric shape of the Acropolis helped form caves and tunnels used by Mycenaen Kings. The Acropolis’ pattern is and has been used in museums, banks, and now even houses. The repetition creates the rhythm and movement of tension since it was built in the city of Athens and used for war. This also creates a symmetrical balance in the building built after the destruction. The realism used creates a representational art work now known as The Acropolis.

 

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