The Philippeion of Olympia

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 26 April 2012
The Philippeion of Olympia

The Philippeion was erected by Philip II, King of Macedonia after the victory of Chaeroneia in 338 BCE. Originally there were 18 Ionic columns and inside were gold and ivory statues of Philip's family.


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). The Philippeion of Olympia. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/441/

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Cartwright, Mark. "The Philippeion of Olympia." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 26, 2012. https://www.ancient.eu/image/441/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "The Philippeion of Olympia." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 26 Apr 2012. Web. 15 Jul 2019.

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