West Pediment, Temple of Zeus, Olympia

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 26 April 2012

The west pediment of the temple of Zeus at Olympia representing the battle between the Lapiths and the Centaurs in Thessaly. Symbolic of the greek victory over barbarians or reason over savage nature. Severe style sculpture, c. 460 BCE. Olympia Archaeological Museum.


About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, April 26). West Pediment, Temple of Zeus, Olympia. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/423/

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Cartwright, Mark. "West Pediment, Temple of Zeus, Olympia." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 26, 2012. https://www.ancient.eu/image/423/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "West Pediment, Temple of Zeus, Olympia." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 26 Apr 2012. Web. 23 Apr 2019.

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