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Sicilian Temples (Greek Metrology)
Article by Denitsa Dzhigova

Sicilian Temples (Greek Metrology)

[image:2597] Characteristics of Sicilian Archaic Temples The large dimensions of the components, the presence of a propteron, an adyton, and other specific elements of the plan and elevation speak for an originally very autonomous development...
Libraries in the Ancient World
Article by Mark Cartwright

Libraries in the Ancient World

Libraries were a feature of larger cities across the ancient world with famous examples being those at Alexandria, Athens, Constantinople, Ephesus, and Nineveh. Rarely ever lending libraries, they were typically designed for visiting scholars...
The Temple of Apollo at Didyma
Article by Daniel

The Temple of Apollo at Didyma

Located about 11 miles south of the ancient port city of Miletus on the western coast of modern-day Turkey, the Temple of Apollo at Didyma or Didymaion was the fourth largest temple in the ancient Greek world. The temple’s oracle, second...
Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens
Article by Mark Cartwright

Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

The Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, also known as the Olympieion, was built over several centuries starting in 174 BCE and only finally completed by Roman emperor Hadrian in 131 CE. Its unusually tall columns and ambitious layout made...
Theatre of Dionysos Eleuthereus
Article by Mark Cartwright

Theatre of Dionysos Eleuthereus

The theatre of Dionysos Eleuthereus on the south slope of the acropolis of Athens was first built in the 6th century BCE. Modified and expanded over the centuries, it is the oldest Greek theatre and is the site where some of the most famous...
Tower of the Winds
Article by Mark Cartwright

Tower of the Winds

The Tower of the Winds, also known as the Clock of Andronicus Cyrrhestes, is a timekeeping tower on the eastern side of the Roman agora of Athens. Built in the 2nd century BCE, it once had nine sundials and contained a large water clock...
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Kimon: Beautifier of the Athenian Agora

The Classical Athenian Agora began to take shape under the ruling of Kimon. He took power around 479 B.C., as the Athenian people ostracized Themistocles. As a respected general who had led many victories for Athens in the Persian Wars, he...
#MetKids—How Can I Recognize Ancient Greek Architecture?
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#MetKids—How Can I Recognize Ancient Greek Architecture?

Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian—oh my! Build on your knowledge of Greek columns with Ella, age 10, and find out why ancient Greek architecture is still so popular today. Credits #MetKids is a digital feature made for, with, and by kids...
The Art & Culture of Ancient Greece
Collection by Mark Cartwright

The Art & Culture of Ancient Greece

The ancient Greeks were masters at picking up ideas from other cultures, mixing these with their own innovations and producing unique contributions to world culture. Greek sculptors adored the human form, painters loved to tell stories on...
The Legacy of the Ancient Greeks
Collection by Mark Cartwright

The Legacy of the Ancient Greeks

The ancient Greeks left the world such an impressive legacy of ideas that many of them were seen for centuries in the civilizations that followed and, even today, cultures around the world continue to display many of the quintessential...