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'A classic in every sense of the word' John Julius Norwich Revised and updated to include the story of the New Acropolis Museum, the controversies that have surrounded it, and whether it makes a difference to the 'Elgin Marble debate'. As so often with the Parthenon, there are all kinds of surprises.
Mary Beard is a professor of classics at Cambridge and is a fellow of Newnham College. Her hugely successful blog for The Times is soon to be published as a book. She is general editor of the Wonders of the World series and author of the award winning and best-selling Pompeii.
Sophisticated, engaging ... she unravels the intricacies with the light and deft touch which characterises the whole book ... something for classicists and laymen alike -- Gavanndra Hodge * Independent on Sunday * The classical world still rouses fierce passions, and books like this help to make the study of ancient Greece urgent and relevant -- Tom Holland * New Statesman *