A radical new interpretation of the meaning and purposes of the Parthenon, one of the world's most iconic buildings.

"That rare thing: the exposition of a truly great idea, and a reminder of what a thrilling subject the past, that foreign country, can be." NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


Joan Breton Connelly is the Professor of Classics at New York University. She has held visiting fellowships at All Souls and New College, Oxford, at Harvard University and at Princeton. She is also the author of Portrait of a Priestess: Women and Ritual in Ancient Greece.


The Parthenon Enigma is published on 30th January 2014 and is available in both hardback and ebook.