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Photo of the week: The Caryatids of the Erechtheum

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Girls instead of columns. What an unorthodox idea for the most unorthodox of the Greek temples, the Erechtheum (or Erechtheion, as we Greeks call it). Yet it worked so beautifully here that it inspired countless imitations, across the centuries. The … Continue reading

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The temple of Athena Nike

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Often mentioned as the temple of Nike (victory) this small temple was in fact dedicated to Athena, just like the Parthenon. However, the Parthenon was the temple of Athena the Warrior whereas this was her temple as Bringer of Victory … Continue reading