More scholarly ink has been spilt over the long band of relief sculpture running around the upper
part of the outside face of the Parthenon than perhaps any other work of art from Greco-Roman antiquity, and scholars continue to disagree as to the correct “interpretation.” I’ve given you three of many points of view (and these authors describe some of the other scholarship). What meaning do you think lies behind the Parthenon frieze? What do you think about Margaret Root’s thesis? Is it plausible?