Green holds that the parthenon was the room in which the peplos presented to Athena at the Panathenaic Festival was woven by the arrephoroia group of four young girls chosen to serve Athena each year. In 5th-century building accounts, the structure is simply called ho naos "the temple".
The Parthenon was converted into Athens' main mosque. The city had originally been granted by Sultan Ahmed I r. After her death, Athens came under the purview of the Kizlar Agha.
Ina lightning bolt struck the Propylaeacausing its destruction. A shot fired during the bombardment of the Acropolis caused a powder magazine in the Parthenon to explode 26 Septemberand the building was severely damaged, giving it the appearance we see today. The occupation of the Acropolis continued for six months and both the Venetians and the Ottomans participated in the looting of the Parthenon.
One of its western pediments was removed, causing even more damage to the structure. During Michel Fourmont 's visit in the city in the s, he witnessed much construction going on, and by the time the Athenian teacher Ioannis Benizelos wrote an account of the city's affairs in the s, Athens was once again enjoying some prosperity, so that, according to Benizelos, it "could be cited as an example to the other cities of Greece".
The community was quite influential with the Ottoman authorities, the voevoda governorthe kadi judgethe muftiand the garrison commander of the Acropolis—according to Benizelos, if the voevoda did not treat them well and heed their opinion, he was liable to be removed before his annual term of office was out—particularly through the influence at Constantinople of the two Athenian-born Patriarchs of JerusalemParthenius — and Ephram II — His abuse of power led to protests by both the Greeks and the Turks; Sari Muselimi killed some of the notables who protested, whereupon the populace burned down his residence.
Sari Muselimi fled to the Acropolis where he was besieged by the Athenians, until the Ottoman governor of Negroponte intervened and restored order, imprisoning the Metropolitan and imposing a heavy fine on the Greek community.
Henceforth it would be leased as a malikhanea form of tax farming where the owner bought the proceeds of the city for a fixed sum, and enjoyed them for life.
The Turkish community numbered several families established in the city since the Ottoman conquest; and their relations with their Christian neighbours were friendlier than elsewhere, as they had assimilated themselves to a degree, even to the point of drinking wine.
It exported leather, soap, grain, oil, honey, wax, resin, a little silk, cheese, and valoniachiefly to Constantinople and France. The city hosted a French and an English consul. Nevertheless, it was only thanks to the intervention of Ismail Agha that the city was spared a massacre as reprisalsand was forced to pay an indemnity instead.
Supported by the city's aristocratic families, and his relationship with the Sultan's sister, who was his lover, he extorted large sums from the populace, and seized much property from them.
Through protests in Constantinople, the Athenians achieved his recall several times, but Haseki always returned until his final downfall and execution in Along with the Panathenaic frieze, one of the six caryatids of the Erechtheion was extracted and replaced with a plaster mold.
All in all, fifty pieces of sculpture were carried away, including three fragments purchased by the French. The Bazar of Athens, Athens produced some notable intellectuals during this era, such as Demetrius Chalcondyles —who became a celebrated Renaissance teacher of Greek and of Platonic philosophy in Italy.
He was the author of the valuable work Historiarum Demonstrationes Demonstrations of History and was a great admirer of the ancient writer Herodotusencouraging the interest of contemporary Italian humanists in that ancient historian.The artwork The propylaea and the king place in Munich - Leo von Klenze we deliver as art print on canvas, poster, plate or finest hand made paper.
Leo Von Klenze, Posters and Prints - Discover the perfect print, canvas or photo for your space with initiativeblog.com Klenze Paintings Reproduction & Biography. Leo von Klenze was, as was his contemporary and rival Karl Friedrich Schinkel, not only active as an architect - he was commissioned by Ludwig I with several building projects in Munich and Bavaria - but also stood out as a painter and draughtsman.
An architect, painter, and writer, Leo von Klenze is most noted for his work as court architect to Ludwig I, king of Bavaria.
He designed streets, squares, and numerous monumental buildings that set the scale and tone of Munich, the Bavarian capital.
Klenze, Leo von He was court architect to Jérôme Bonaparte of Westphalia and to Louis I of Bavaria, for whom he built many structures in the Italian Renaissance and neo-classical styles. His chief works in Munich were the Glyptothek (–30), the Pinakothek, and the Odeon ().
Leo von Klenze, who is primarily known as the chief architect and head of public works in Munich, was also an accomplished painter.
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