MOO PROJECT: THE PERIKLEAN BUILDING PROGRAM IN ATHENS
Summary: In this project you will reconstruct all or part of one of
the following buildings: Propylaia,
Parthenon, east facade (with ped, metopes and frieze), Parthenon, west
facade (with ped, metopes and frieze)
Parthenon south or north sides (with metopes and frieze), Parthenon interior
(with cult statue),
indicating by your use of MOO details your familiarity
with basic elements of Greek architecture.
You may choose to incorporate one of these themes into your MOO project
via details and/or web links):
Objectives: (1) Become familiar with basic architectural elements and
how these are integrated into the structure as a whole. In order to
make effective use of MOO details, you will need to carefully consider
both individual elements and their effect on a contemporary observer of
the building. (2) Become familiar with
the buildings constructed as part of Perikles' building program in the mid
5th century, and their significance to the Athenians and their allies.
- Parthenon, history
- Parthenon, construction techniques and style
- Parthenon, sculp. program: metopes and pediments
- Parthenon, frieze and cult statue
- Don't forget to consult the MOO commands page at
It's probably a good idea to print this out for reference.
- For a general introduction to the detail editor, what it does and how to
(This procedure is also described below, but in less detail.) You may want
to practice on a test room, where you can follow the tutorial step-by-step
or come up with your own description and detail.
- If you would like include html (web links to images, for example) in
building, see the editor tutorial at
- Dig your room or rooms as in the previous
- Describe your room(s), carefully planning which elements of the building
to include further description of (as details). You may want to indicate
such items with
ALLCAPS, so that visitors know that they can type 'look ' for
information. You can also include details on details, a good
way to simulate the actual viewing experience, and to focus your visitors'
attention on what you consider important.
- Once you've described your room(s) and included references to details,
to actually add the details, as described in the Detail Editor tutorial.
- Type '@add-detail' (as usual, no quotes. You are in the room
detail will be, right?)
- The MOO will give you a list of numbered options. To select one, type
then hit return. You will start by naming the detail (= "adding aliases").
To do this
type the number 1 then hit return.
- Type the detail's name, then hit return. You can type alternate names
well. Each needs to be on a separate line (i.e. followed by a return).
- When you're done typing in aliases, type a period on a line by itself,
return. This period tells the editor that you're done entering aliases, so
list the options for you again.
- Now you're ready to type in the description. Type 2 then hit return.
- Type the detail description. If you want an html link to your
is the place to include it, as per the instructions at
http://moo.muohio.edu/mooeditor.html. html lines must begin with *http*
be on a separate line (i.e. after a return).
- After you type your description, hit return, then type a period on a
itself and hit return to tell the editor you're done with that part.
- Type 4 then return to quit and save. The editor will ask you if you're
sure -- type
yes (if you accidentally type something other than yes, the editor assumes
you meant 'no'.
Start again by typing 4.)
- Make sure you're out of the editor by typing 'look' to see the room
- Test your detail by typing 'look <detail_name>'
- If you make a mistake and need to edit, type @edit-detail
you can change aliases by typing 1, and the description by typing 2 (note
that you will
have to re-enter the whole thing, so a client like Muddweller comes in handy
allows you to copy and paste). Again use 4 to quit and save.
- You can remove a detail with @remove-detail <detail_name>
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