Apollon of Olympia

Apollon of Olympia

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Apollon of Olympia was part of the group of sculptures found in the west pediment of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia. Its original location also provides it with another name: the Apollon from the west pediment. It is one of the most important statues of the Severe style or early Classical style, dating from ca. 460 BCE. The statue is currently in the archaeological museum in Olympia. The sculptures of the west pediment depicted the battle of the Lapiths against the Centaurs, following the wedding feast of Peirithous and Hippodamia. The battle of the Lapiths - legendary inhabitants of Thessaly - against the Centaurs - wild forest inhabitants with a human upper half and the body of a horse - frequently acted as a mythological metaphor for the conflicts between the Greeks and the Barbarians. Most of the figures in this turbulent battle scene were discovered during the German excavations of 1875, led by the archaeologist Georg Treu.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135756427
  • 9786135756425