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Mertens, Dieter

    Der Tempel von Segesta.  Deutsches Archaologisches Institut Rom. Philipp von Zabern, Mainz Am Rhien, 1984

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

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Syracuse  Athena  478  BC


The Doric style temple of Athena in Syracuse was built in the 5th century BC by the tyrant Gelo after his victory over the Carthaginians at the Battle of Himera. It is a peripteral temple with 6 columns on the short sides and 14 on the long sides that surrounded a pronaos and an opisthodomos, both featuring two columns in antis.

The temple was later incorporated into the walls of the Christian Cathedral of Syracuse.

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