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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Delphi, Central Greece and Euboea, Greeceen_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 510 BCE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-510en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-22T19:12:14Z
dc.date.available2013-05-22T19:12:14Z
dc.date.issued-510en_US
dc.identifier220602en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 683en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/128526
dc.descriptionFrontal view of the temple front, from the east, depicting baseless Doric column remains; In 548 BCE the Archaic Temple of Apollo was destroyed by fire, and the Amphiktyonic League, which administered the sanctuary, reorganized it completely, doubling its area and demolishing any monuments, including the two Sikyonian buildings, that obstructed the new plan. The League then constructed a new Temple of Apollo (ca. 510 BCE) on a terrace retained on its south side by an impressive wall of curvilinear polygonal masonry. The temple was Doric and made largely of poros, though its east façade was built of Parian marble at the expense of exiled Athenian aristocrats, the Alkmaionids. One of the largest temples of its period (59.5 x 23.8 m), it had an elongated plan (6 by 15 columns) to incorporate the altar of Hestia (thymele), 'the common hearth for all Hellas' (Plutarch: Aristides XX.iv), and the adyton with the pit from which the oracular vapour ( pneuma) emanated, beneath the tripod and beside the Pythian laurel tree. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 12/9/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; marbleen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectdeitiesen_US
dc.subjectmythology (Classical)en_US
dc.subjectClassicalen_US
dc.titleDelphi: Temple of Apolloen_US
dc.title.alternativeTemple of Apolloen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-G-D-5-D3en_US
vra.culturalContextGreek (ancient)en_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypetempleen_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Greek (ancient))en_US


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