The end pages front and back, show a “slanting afternoon sunlight that accentuates the geometrical simplicity of the Parthenon’s outermost colonnade.” Total 172 pages. This is a beautiful book with full pages of colour illustrations and some black and white illustrations and maps detailing the Parthenon. 1973 edition. “Democracy’s symbolic birthplace, the famed Acropolis, stands today as a rubble-strewn reminder of the glory that was Greece. The ancient citadel, once the centre of Athenian religion and civic pride is surmounted by half a dozen ruined buildings.