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Temple of Athena Pronaia

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Janna Newman, Monica Beltran Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Aug 26, 2020 04:05 PM History
The Temple of Athena Pronaia, located at Delphi, is a peripteral Doric building (6 x 12 columns). It was built ca. 500 BC and is the largest building in the sanctuary of Athena Pronaia.

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The archaic Temple of Athena Pronaia, built ca. 500 BC, is a Doric-style peripteral temple with a cella opening south. The sanctuary of Athena Pronaia is first seen by those approaching Delphi from the east, before they arrive at the Temple of Apollo. In this sanctuary, along with this temple, are an elaborate, expensive, circular building called a "tholos" and two treasuries. The purpose and architect of the tholos remain unknown, but the structure is highly regarded for its original design in both the exterior and interior colonnades of the building. The temple was damaged in 480 BC by rocks falling from the cliffs above during an earthquake. In 373 BC the sanctuary was yet again severely damaged by an earthquake and the original temple was replaced by a new temple of Athena to the west.

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Janna Newman, Monica Beltran, Jeffrey Becker, Shanell Smith, Christian Dukes, Justina Gil, and Adam Rabinowitz, 'Temple of Athena Pronaia: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2020 <> [accessed: 28 May 2024]

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