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Treasury of The Athenians, Delphi
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Treasury of The Athenians, Delphi

Built in 490 BCE following the Athenian victory over Persia at Marathon the treasury takes the form of a Doric temple.
Model of the Athenian Acropolis
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Model of the Athenian Acropolis

A model of the Athenian acropolis in the 5th century BCE. The monumental Propylaea gives access to the Parthenon (centre) and the Erechtheion (left side). (Agora Museum, Athens)
Plan, Temple of Apollo, Bassae
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Plan, Temple of Apollo, Bassae

The floor plan and illustration of the cella of the Temple of Apollo at Bassae. 420-400 BCE.
The Bath, Nemea, Greece
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The Bath, Nemea, Greece

The Bath (last third of the 4th century BCE) was used for washing and bathing by athletes (and possibly also spectators) during the games. A large central pool - waist deep - is flanked by two tub rooms with wash basins. The building seems...
Stadium of Epidaurus
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Stadium of Epidaurus

The stadium (181 m long), built in the 4th century BCE, held athletic games every four years at the sanctuary of Asklepios, Epidaurus. Still visible are the starting pillars and a number of the stone benches for spectators.
Arts and Culture in Ancient Greece
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Arts and Culture in Ancient Greece

Aesychlus Aristophanes Base Capital Chorus Comedy Corinthian column Dionysus Doric column Drama Entablature Entasis Euripides Frieze Ionic column Metope Pediment Philosophy Satyr play Shaft Skene Sophocles Tragedy Triglyph Socrates Plato...
Propylaea, Acropolis of Athens
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Propylaea, Acropolis of Athens

The Propylaea, monumental gateway to the acropolis of Athens. Constructed between c. 437 and 431 BCE in the age of Pericles under the supervision of architect Mnesicles.
Portara, Naxos
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Portara, Naxos

The Portara of Naxos. The doorway leading from the prodromos to the cella of the 6th century BCE temple of Apollo. The doorway is 6m high and 3.5 m wide. The temple itself, as indicated by its surviving foundations, measured some 59 by 28...
Pediment, Temple of Aphaia
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Pediment, Temple of Aphaia

The west pediment of the temple of Aphaia, 500-490 BCE.
Crepidoma, Temple of Zeus, Olympia
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Crepidoma, Temple of Zeus, Olympia

The three steps of the crepidoma or crepis of the temple of Zeus at Olympia (457 BCE).