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Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae

Listed under Temples in Peloponnese, Greece.

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A miraculously well-preserved temple, this noble example of 5th Century Ancient Greek architecture is the most studied of its kind, due to its many uncommon characteristics. Unlike most temples to Apollo, it faces north due to the rock formations on which it is built, so a great door in the eastern wall allows the sun to flood in and highlight the mixture of column styles in cool grey sandstone and white marble, and the stone relief depictions of Greeks in battle.

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“Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae”

'This famous temple to the god of healing and the sun was built towards the middle of the 5th century B.C. in the lonely heights of the Arcadian mountains. The temple, which has the oldest Corinthian capital yet found, combines the Archaic style and the… Read more...

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