Altar of Apollo (Delphi, Greece)

CG0024.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Altar of Apollo (Delphi, Greece)

Subject

Temple of Apollo (Delphi)
Apollo (Greek deity)
Ancient Greek religion
Temples, Greek--Greece
Attikē (Greece)
Delphoi (Greece)
Classical Greece

Description

Dedicated by the Greeks of Chios late in the fourth century BCE, this massive marble altar would have been the focal point of the great temple complex dedicated to the god of the sun, medicine, music, and prophesy, Apollo. Located just outside of the eastern entrance of the temple, priests of Apollo would offer sacrifices to the god on this spot. For their generosity, the people of Chios were allowed to have primacy of order over all other pilgrims wanting to ask advice from Apollo's oracle, and this privilege is marked by an inscription on the southern base of the altar's edifice.

Creator

Proctor, Christopher

Date

26-May-2007

Rights

Noncommercial Reuse: The author of this work gives permission for this digital image to be reused
without modification for research and educative endeavors. Please cite the digital resource according to the convention provided by Omeka.

Format

image/jpg
448 KB
1280 x 960 pixels
72 PPI

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

CG0024

Coverage

Attikē (Greece)
330 BCE - 390 CE

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