White, .Donald"Archaic Cyrene and the Cult of Demeter and Persephone" Expedition Magazine 17.4 (July 1975)

Temple of Apollo, whose Delphic priesthood played a prominant role in the city’s founda­tion, was, in the earliest version of this temple, a simple rectangular megaron with no outer colonnade, an ancient design with its roots in the late Bronze Age dat­ing to about 550 B.C. The original small temple marks the heart of what was to become the most spectacular sacred area in Greek North Africa. By the century’s end a limestone colonnade had been added, the first of many changes to its ultimate appearance which showed that Cyrene’s principal deity was Apollo,