Greece http://wamc.org en "The Parthenon Enigma" By Joan Breton Connelly http://wamc.org/post/parthenon-enigma-joan-breton-connelly <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Built in the fifth century b.c., the Parthenon has been venerated for more than two millennia as the West’s ultimate paragon of beauty and proportion. Since the Enlightenment, it has also come to represent our political ideals, the lavish temple to the goddess Athena serving as the model for our most hallowed civic architecture. But how much do the values of those who built the Parthenon truly correspond with our own?</p><p>In <em>The Parthenon Enigma</em>, Joan Breton Connelly challenges our most basic assumptions about the Parthenon and the ancient Athenians.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 88247 at http://wamc.org "The Parthenon Enigma" By Joan Breton Connelly Quake in Aegean Sea shakes Turkey and Greece http://wamc.org/post/quake-aegean-sea-shakes-turkey-and-greece <p></p><p>ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An earthquake centered beneath the Aegean Sea shook cities and islands in Turkey and Greece on Tuesday, causing panic in some areas but no injuries or damage, officials said.</p><p>The Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory said the quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2, occurred at 4:16 p.m. (1416 GMT) off the coast from Turkey's northwestern Canakkale province.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:52:19 +0000 Associated Press 55291 at http://wamc.org Quake in Aegean Sea shakes Turkey and Greece