Athena Promachos – Immortal Sentinel of the City

The Acropolis at Athens – Leo von Klenze, 1846. Note the very, very large Athena statue in pride of place upon the Acropolis. This is Athena Promachos (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) – Athena Who-Fights-In-The-Front-Line. The meaning of the epithet is reasonably direct – the ‘foremost fighter’, the warrior at (and as) the proverbial ‘tip of the spear’. […]

Athena Promachos – Immortal Sentinel of the City

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