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* Woodward, Robert J., "An Architectural Investigation into the Relationship between Doric Temple Architecture and Identity in the Archaic and Classical Periods." 2012, Doctoral thesis.

*  Payne, H.G.G. 1934. Archaeology in Greece 1932-34, JHS 53 (2): 266-299

*  Ostby, E., Templi di Pallantion e dell'Arcadia: Confronti e Sviluppi, Annuario Della Scuola

    Archeologica e Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente,  1995 364-371

*  Spawforth, T., The Complete Greek Temples, London: Thames and Hudson  2006: 158

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Alifeira Athena  500 - 490  BC


The Doric temple of Athena at Alifeira is listed as a peripteral structure with 6 columns on the front and 15 along the flank and located in the eastern part of the fortified city just below the acropolis. The temple is mentioned by Pausanias as being the most important monument of ancient Alifeira. The temple dates to 500-490 BC, although it had several archaic elements, the most notable being the very long cella. In the sanctuary of Athena was a colossal bronze statue of the goddess, the work attributed to the Theban sculptor Hydatodoros. The temple was likely destroyed by an earthquake. 

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