Temple of Apollo: Eastern Columns from Northern View (Delphi, Greece)

CG0025.jpg

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Title

Temple of Apollo: Eastern Columns from Northern View (Delphi, Greece)

Subject

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

Description

This photograph depicts the eastern columns on the front-side of the temple dedicated to the god of the sun, medicine, music, and prophesy, Apollo. It was in this famous shrine that the god's oracle - or, Pythia - would deliver Apollo's messages to those seeking his council, and it was above these columns where two of the most famous Greek maxims were inscribed: "know thyself" and "all things in measure." Located on Mount Parnassos, these ruins are part of the third great temple to occupy this site, and it lasted from 330 BCE to 390 CE, when it was destroyed by the orders of the new Christian emperor, Theodosius I. The Temple of Apollo was one of the few "panhellenic" shrines in the ancient world, and as such, belonged to all Greek peoples.

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
528 KB
1280 x 960 pixels
72 PPI

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

CG0025

Coverage

Attikē (Greece)
330 BCE - 390 CE

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