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promachos

(ˈprɒməkɒs)
n
(Historical Terms) a defender or champion
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Be to, kolosai archajineje Egipto, senoves Graikijos architekturoje (kaip ir galerijos atveju) buvo patys pirmieji sakraliniu kompleksu kompoziciniai elementai, kuriuos isvysdavo lankytojai (pvz., Atenes Promachos kolosas Atenu akropolyje).
Jos prieigu raiskoje izvelgiamos sasajos su Atenu akropolio ansambliu, kuriame vienu metu ir pripazistama kompozicine asis (ja pabreze ir kolosali Atenes Promachos skulptura), ir paneigiama (Propileju, Parthenono ir Erechtheiono asiu ir kompozicijos skirtumai), o viso komplekso suvokima lemia skirtingais principais pagristu fragmentisku patirciu delione.
7-8)--Charmides' first sight of the city being the spear of the monumental bronze statue of Athena Promachos on the Acropolis.
461 or later, among the murals on the Stoa Poikile and the completion of Pheidias's statue of Athena Promachos.
Athena was represented as Promachos, armed for battle, her perennial virginity a necessary sign of the city's invulnerability.
They showed Athena Promachos on one side and her owl on the other, a predator with keen vision whose chilling stare, like that of the gorgon on Athena's breast, was meant to paralyse the enemy.
In response, "sorrow [akhos] fastened on the Trojans" (14.475), and the Trojan Akamas kills Promachos, at which akhos once more comes over the Greeks, so that Peneleos kills Ilioneus and then vaunts:
Trojans, tell haughty Ilioneus' beloved father and mother, from me, that they can weep for him in their halls, since neither shall the wife of Promachos, Alegenor's son, take pride of delight at her dear lord's coming.
"A Marble Athena Promachos from the Acropolis of Sparta," in Sculpture from Arcadia and Laconia.
Though there is insufficient evidence to reconstruct the types of statuettes dedicated by Onesimos and Theodoros, the long, narrow shapes of all four cuttings find parallels in preserved bronze statuettes representing quadrupeds and striding, attacking Athenas of the "Promachos" type: several contemporary examples of the latter type were found on the Acropolis.