• Temple of Poseidon

    Temple of Poseidon (Hardback) By (author) Oscar Broneer


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    DescriptionTwo successive temples, built on the same foundations, are discussed in this detailed architectural history: an Archaic building built around 700 B.C. and a Classical 5th-century successor. Little is left visible at Isthmia of the temples that would have dominated the sanctuary, and, therefore, this study presents a painstaking exercise in detective work. This yields important results, such as an almost complete reconstruction of the Archaic roof, and a detailed investigation of the workings of the perirrhanterion (a basin for ablutions). Traces of color on the architectural fragments of the temple have been painstakingly recorded, and an appendix discusses the evidence for an unusual 32.04 cm foot being used as the basis for construction.

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    Temple of Poseidon
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oscar Broneer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 202
    ISBN 13: 9780876619315
    ISBN 10: 0876619316

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, HIS000000
    LC classification: DF
    Illustrations note
    xiv + 188 pp, 148 figs, 38 pls, 4 color pls
    American School of Classical Studies at Athens
    Imprint name
    American School of Classical Studies at Athens
    Publication date
    01 December 1971
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "This publication gives a clear idea of the sanctuary in the course of the centuries. The descriptions are lucid and systematic and are illuminated and illustrated by means of a large number of drawings, which are the more welcome as the material itself is very scanty. This series forms an important contribution to our knowledge of classical architecture and of Greek religion" J. Feye, "Mnemosyne" 30:2 (1977), pp. 214-216.