Sunday, June 28, 2009

Archaic Greece (600-480 BC)

It's time to enter a period in Greek history that is better known to us - the archaic period. And I intend to move away from the pottery for a while to let you rest that.

The picture today is taken at Paestum (gr. Poseidoni) and this is the so called temple of Athena (ca 500 BC). The curious fact of the day is that this was the first temple to use both the Doric and Ionian style, a architectural innovation that was followed by athens only 30 years later.

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