Peopling the Past Podcast, Episode #4: Athenashville: Parallel Parthenons with Katie Petrole

Katie during sculpture storage collections work at the Athenian Agora Excavations, 2010
Katie during sculpture storage collections work at the Athenian Agora Excavations, 2010

In this episode, we are joined by Katie Petrole, Director of Education at the Nashville Parthenon and a former Steinmetz Family Foundation Museum Fellow at Corinth Excavations in Ancient Corinth, Greece.

Join us, as Katie brings the Parthenon to life through a discussion of its to-scale replica in Nashville, guiding us through how an ancient Greek might have experienced the space and the ways in which the Nashville Parthenon can serve as an effective resource for thinking about the Greek world more broadly.

Want to learn more about the Nashville Parthenon? Read this article by Katie Petrole:

Petrole, Katherine M. “Why Is This Here?” Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology. 13 Sept. 2019.

Looking for a transcript of this episode? Click here.
Additional Resources for the Nashville Parthenon and Polychromy

Bell, Madeline, director. Athena: The Goddess Awakens. Athena Project, 1991. (Available via Parthenon Museum Store, +01-615-862-8431)

Kreyling, Christine, et al. Classical Nashville: Athens of the South. Vanderbilt University Press, 1996.

Moffatt, Frederick C. “The James M. Cowan Collection: A Catalogue.” Nashville Parthenon. Nashville, TN, 1982.

“Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition, 1897.” Internet Archive.

Tennessee Virtual Archive.

Bond, Sarah. “Why We Need to Start Seeing the Classical World in Color.” Hyperallergic. 7 June 2017.

Taylor, Margaret. “The Myth of Whiteness in Classical Sculpture.” The New Yorker. 22 Oct. 2018.

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