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The goddess did not have a cult or shrine at this time in the fifth century BCE. However, in 375/6 a statue of Peace holding the child Wealth in her arms was made by Kephisodots and set-up on the Areopagus along with an altar “to commemorate a peace treaty with Sparta”. On the Athenian cult of Peace, see Shapiro (1993), 45-50; Stafford (2000), 173-97; and Parker (1996), 229-30. Peace—CHAPTER TWO—Architecting in view of architectural activity 33 Pheidias got into “trouble” and when Pericles then feared that he would “share in Pheideas’ fate” (605-06), he connects the loss of Peace in the play to an actual political controversy in Athens involving Pheidias’ alleged embezzlement.
Such “silos”, or granaries, received the “first fruit offerings” (aparchai) left by worshippers. 16, dated to 421/20 BCE) states that the “architect” Demomeles shall supply suggraphsēi (graphic descriptions of some sort) for a bridge along the Sacred Way to Eleusis. An earlier inscription (IG i2 24, of circa 448 BCE) names an individual in relation to building design activity but does not entitle him an architect. On this inscription we learn that the “altar” and “temple” (of Athena Nikē on the Athenian Acropolis) are to be “built” (oikodomēsai) and its “doors” are to be “set in position” (kathistasthai)—all “according to the suggraphsēi of Kallicrates”.
One scholar (J. M. Bremer) has counted over twenty-five explicit references to known ancient sources, including works by Homer, Hesiod, Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus, Sappho, and Archilochus. See Bremer (1993), especially p. 150. Edith Hall (2006), 321ff, has also remarked on the unusually dense repertoire of images in this play. ” Every key poetic genre (including epic, tragedy, satyr play, dithyramb and comedy), Hall claims, is assimilated into this play through Trygaeus’ role. 58 For instance, within the play, hoisting is compared to wine drinking—to raising a toast.