National Geographic : 1941 Jan
Classic Greece Merges Into 1941 News 101 Photograph by Bessie Owen from Monkmeyer A Pilot Looks Down on the Acropolis, Crowning Glory of Athens Clockwise around the Parthenon are the Propylaea (gateway, lower center), the Erectheum, with its Porch of Maidens, and Acropolis Museum. Cut into the rock (right) are stadiumlike Theater of Dionysus, where Aeschylus and Sophocles presented plays, and Odeion Theater erected by the Romans. Below the curving road is the wooded hill where Pericles defended his golden age before the Athenian assembly. On the barren Areopagus (lower left) St. Paul preached; before the Old Palace (upper left) is the Unknown Soldier's tomb (page 98).