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Creators: Marco Tonda, Eli Franz Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified May 20, 2023 11:26 AM History
The Philippeion is a tholos at Olympia constructed to celebrate Philip II's victory at Chaeonea in 338 BCE and completed by Alexander the Great.

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The Philippeion was begun by Philip II of Macedon to commemorate his victory at the battle of Chaeronea in 338 BCE, and was completed by Alexander the Great. The circular tholos consisted of small enclosure with eighteen Ionic columns. The structure originally contained five statues by Leochares depicting Philip II, his father, his wife’s father, and Alexander the Great in the middle of the others. It is unclear as to whether Alexander was always meant to be the center of the monument or if this is an emendation of his own. It was probably destroyed along with most of the Sanctuary of Olympia in between 393 - 426 CE.

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Marco Tonda, Eli Franz, Jeffrey Becker, and Thomas Landvatter, 'Philippeion: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2023 <> [accessed: 06 June 2023]

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