The temple of Athena Nike

This is a film on the temple of Athena Nike, the small gem that stands over the entrance to the Acropolis. As it was built during the hard times of the Peloponnesian war its sculptural decoration reflects the expectation of triumph as well as the pride that the Athenians took in their victories until then. Gods and heroes, mythical and historical wars along with the ethereal winged Nikai, all brilliantly curved into the marble, praise the goddess and convey multiple messages to the city enemies.

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