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The Philippeion of Olympia
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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.
Temple of Apollo, Corinth
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Temple of Apollo, Corinth

The remains of the archaic temple of Apollo, Corinth (550-530 BCE). Originally, there were 6x15 Doric monolithic columns.
Ancient Stadium, Nemea, Greece
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Ancient Stadium, Nemea, Greece

The Panhellenic Games of Nemea were held every two years from 573 BCE to 271 BCE with a brief transferal to Argos between ca. 415BC and ca 330 BCE. Originally, they commemorated the death of Opheltes. The stadium visible today dates from...
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.
The Parthenon
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The Parthenon

A view from Filoppappos Hill of the Parthenon in Athens (447-432 BCE) built to house the giant statue of the goddess Athena, patron of the city.
Erechtheion Floor Plan
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Erechtheion Floor Plan

A floor plan of the Erechtheion on the Athenian acropolis, constructed 421-406 BCE. On the right, indicated in purple are the six Caryatids of the south porch. The main cella is divided into four chambers, the largest of which housed the...
Theatre Parodoi, Epidaurus
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Theatre Parodoi, Epidaurus

A view of the parodoi - the monumental gate entrances common to Classical theatres through which the audience entered the theatre.
Cornice, Temple of Athena, Priene
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Cornice, Temple of Athena, Priene

The entablature of the Temple of Athena, Priene (Turkey), 340-156 BCE. The cornice decoration includes egg-and-tongue designs and also visible is a lion-head water spout.
Monolithic Columns, Corinth
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Monolithic Columns, Corinth

The seven remaining columns of the Doric peripteral temple of Apollo at Corinth (550-530 BCE). The columns are monolithic, that is carved from a single piece of stone.
Akroterion
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Akroterion

An akroterion (or acroterion), an architectural feature of Classical buildings, particularly temples where they were placed at the apex and extremities of the roof.