Paestum. From building site to temple
Paestum. From building site to temple
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There were numerous divine ?dwellings? at Paestum just as there were in other Greek cities around the Mediterranean. The Temple of Neptune is simply the most well-preserved example. Next to it stands the ?Basilica?, the oldest of the three great Doric buildings at Paestum (c. 560-520 BC). Further north, beyond the Roman forum which stands… (more)

There were numerous divine ?dwellings? at Paestum just as there were in other Greek cities around the Mediterranean. The Temple of Neptune is simply the most well-preserved example. Next to it stands the ?Basilica?, the oldest of the three great Doric buildings at Paestum (c. 560-520 BC). Further north, beyond the Roman forum which stands on the area previously occupied by the ancient agora (a marketplace and a square, where assemblies and other meetings were held in the Greek period), a small hill is crowned by the temple of Athena ? the only one for which the identity of the deity worshipped there is definitely known. [Gabriel Zuchtriegel]. A masterful, rigorous and accessible guide, updated to the latest archaeological discoveries, of the best preserved and enhanced archaeological site of Magna Graecia

 

Publisher: arte'm (February 09, 2021)

Page count: 54 pages

File size: 17 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English

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