the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.

Athena ParthenosAthena Parthenos (Ancient Greek: Ἀθηνᾶ Παρθένος; literally, "Athena the Virgin") is the title of a massive chryselephantine (gold and ivory) sculpture of the Greek goddess Athena, made by Phidias and his assistants and housed in the Parthenon in Athens. Its epithet was an essential character of the goddess herself. A number of replicas and works inspired by it, both ancient and modern, have been made.

It was the most renowned cult image of Athens,[1] considered one of the greatest achievements of the most acclaimed sculptor of ancient Greece. Phidias began his work around 447 BC.[2] Lachares removed the gold sheets in 296 BC to pay his troops, and the bronze replacements for them were probably gilded thereafter; it was damaged by a fire about 165 BC but repaired.[3] It continued to stand in the Parthenon in the 5th century AD, when it was removed by the Romans[citation needed]. An account mentions it in Constantinople in the 10th century.[4

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Comment by Apocalypse Joy on January 27, 2014 at 9:27am

447 bc?  She would be the libraries. Homer , Iliad, Golden Fleece. All the knowledge of Greece. He was on his way into her right hand.

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