Athena - Athens, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 33° 57.584 W 083° 22.389
17S E 280717 N 3760228
Quick Description: The city's namesake has a statue dedicated to her near the Classic Center.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/22/2009 8:18:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM6V6W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
Athena, designed by artist Jean Westmarcott, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, was carved out of marble from the mountains of Carrara, Italy by the Carlo Nicoli Studio. The pedistal is fashioned of Georgia granite from Elbert County. The sculpture, which stands at the entrance of the Classis Theatre, was unveiled on May 3, 1996.

Many citizens of Athens-Clarke County participated in the planning and funding of the sculpture as a legacy of the Centennial Olympic Games in Georgia. A special grant from Athens '96 Committee funded the pedistal.

Among the many generous contributors to Project Athena were (list of names)
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The Athenian Oath
We will never bring disgrace on this our City by an act of dishonesty or cowardice.
We will fight for the ideals and Sacred Things of the City both alone and with many.
We will revere and obey the City's laws and will do our best to incite a like revernce and respect in those above us who are prone to annul them or set then at naught.
We will strive increasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty.
Thus in all these ways we will transmit this City, not only not less, but greater and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.

This oath was taken by the youth of ancient Athens when they reached the age of seventeen.
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Time Period: Ancient

Approximate Date of Epic Period: 300BC

Epic Type: Mythical

Exhibit Type: Figure, Statue, 3D Art

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