The Temple of Athena at Assos

The Temple of Athena at Assos

Hardback Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology

By (author) Bonna Daix Wescoat

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 344 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 278mm x 30mm | 1,402g
  • Publication date: 8 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0198143826
  • ISBN 13: 9780198143826
  • Illustrations note: 111 photographs, 101 figures, 15 fold-out plans
  • Sales rank: 1,606,642

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This volume presents a comprehensive investigation of one of the most unusual archaic Greek temples. The Temple of Athena at Assos, in modern Turkey, was built in a city that had no prior monumental tradition in either architecture or sculpture, so that the entire building constitutes an exercise in architectural invention. In this fully illustrated study, Bonna Daix Wescoat assembles for the first time a complete inventory of the architecture (documenting two phases of construction), presents newly discovered epistyle reliefs and decorated metopes, proposes a new reconstruction of the building, and situates the Temple within the formative development of monumental architecture in Archaic Greece.

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Author information

Bonna Daix Wescoat is Associate Professor of Art History at Emory University.

Table of contents

I. Introduction ; 2. History of the Building, its Early Visitors, and its Excavation ; 3. Building Materials and Technical Aspects of Construction ; 4. Description and Reconstruction of the Original Building ; 5. Major Repairs ; 6. Hellenistic Renovations ; 7. The Sculpture ; 8. Arrangement of the Sculpture ; 9. Significance of the Temple within the Development of Archaic Architecture and Architectural Decoration ; TABLES ; PLATES ; FIGURES