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Boardman, J., The Oxford History Of Classical Art. New York: Oxford University Press Inc. , 1993. Page 42. Temple of Hera, Paestum. Subsection 26.

WILKINS, William. The Antiquities of Magna Graecia, London, Longman, Hurst, Orme and Rees, MDCCCVII [=1807].

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Paestum  Hera I  550  BC

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The Temple of Hera I, the earliest temple at Paestum, dates to the Greek Archaic period, 550 B.C. Today the temple is commonly known as the Basilica, and once represented the goddess, Hera, until its usurpation by the patriarchal male deity Poseidon. Curious that the site is well inland from the sea and only a small and shallow bay is near the site.

When it was first rediscovered in the eighteenth century, it was thought not to be a temple at all, as none of the the entablature that formed the pediment at the end had survived. Two columns at the center of the cella still survive.

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