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. Men of old Greece, by Jennie Hall. an. * We work becausewe like to work. I have seen men in Egyptbuilding a temple. They were driven like>laves. They must have hated that building.We love every stone that goes into this temple.5 We must thank the gods that we areGreeks, said Pericles. 210 Men of Old Greece And the pupils of Phidias, added theartist. The sun was sinking below the mountains.The new temple cast a long shadow on thehilltop. Workmen were gathering up theirtools. The Parthenon was finished. Onthe next day the festival of Athene wouldbegin. Five days later the people of Athenswo

. Men of old Greece, by Jennie Hall. an. * We work becausewe like to work. I have seen men in Egyptbuilding a temple. They were driven like>laves. They must have hated that building.We love every stone that goes into this temple.5 We must thank the gods that we areGreeks, said Pericles. 210 Men of Old Greece And the pupils of Phidias, added theartist. The sun was sinking below the mountains.The new temple cast a long shadow on thehilltop. Workmen were gathering up theirtools. The Parthenon was finished. Onthe next day the festival of Athene wouldbegin. Five days later the people of Athenswo Stock Photo
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. Men of old Greece, by Jennie Hall. an. * We work becausewe like to work. I have seen men in Egyptbuilding a temple. They were driven like>laves. They must have hated that building.We love every stone that goes into this temple.5 We must thank the gods that we areGreeks, said Pericles. 210 Men of Old Greece And the pupils of Phidias, added theartist. The sun was sinking below the mountains.The new temple cast a long shadow on thehilltop. Workmen were gathering up theirtools. The Parthenon was finished. Onthe next day the festival of Athene wouldbegin. Five days later the people of Athenswould give this temple to the goddess andwould worship there for the first time. A group of workmen stood off, looking atthe building. I am proud to be a stonecutter, saidone. Every stone, every joint, perfect! saidanother. It will stand for a thousandyears. ; We have laughed at Ictinus for his fussynotions, another said, but it was worthwhile. Those columns have wings; theyseem so light. Oh, the trouble we hadgetting the curve right!. a«o Z a,~ ~:o a r-i YY//V/U.S1 and lite Parthenon And the floor! Laughed a fourth man. Ictinus would not have it flat. If it isflat, it will not look flat, he said. lie wasso particular about the curve that my eyehas learned to see a bump half a hair high.But no one will think of those thingswhen lie looks at the building,9 said thefirst man. People will see the rich color,the shining columns, the shadowed porch,the lifelike statues. Oh, it is perfect! Again the Panathenaic procession woundup the front of the Acropolis. Every eyewas big, every breath came quick. Foryears people had watched this temple growr, -glistening white walls, columns, roof.Then they had seen the dark blues and redspainted upon the flat spaces. The great.statues were lifted up and set where theybelonged. The carved slabs were put intoplace. Scaffolds had hung upon the build-ing for artists and -culplors to work from.At last the scaffolds had been taken down. Men of Old Greec

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