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Temple of Apollo at Delphi

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jonathan Mak
Contributors: Brady Kiesling, Jake Lipscomb, Adria Hardy, Jeffrey Becker, Jake Lipscomb, Jennifer Garza, Adam Rabinowitz
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Aug 26, 2020 01:48 PM History
The Temple of Apollo situated in the center of the oracular sanctuary of that god at Delphi.

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According to Greek myth, the Temple of Apollo was dedicated to the god Apollo in thanks for his slaying of the snake or dragon Python. The original temple was held by tradition to have been built around the 7th century BC by the legendary architects Trophonios and Agamedes. The Archaic incarnation of the Temple of Apollo, which is supposed to have occupied the same space, was destroyed by fire in the 6th century BC.

Rebuilt in marble with the financial support of the wealthy Athenian family of the Alcmaeonidae at the end of the 6th century BC, the renovated temple lasted until 373 BC, when it was destroyed by an earthquake. After another reconstruction following that earthquake, the temple was destroyed again by Christians in an attempt to remove pagan influences in AD 390. The ruins visible today date primarily to the 4th century BC.

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Jonathan Mak, Brady Kiesling, Jake Lipscomb, Adria Hardy, Jeffrey Becker, Jake Lipscomb, Jennifer Garza, and Adam Rabinowitz, 'Temple of Apollo at Delphi: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 07 July 2022]

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