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Temple of Athena, Paestum


Carole Raddato
published on 14 January 2016
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The Temple of Athena at Poseidonia/Paestum (Italy). The temple dates to the late 6th century BCE and consists of an external colonnade of 6 x 13 columns. It has elements of both Ionic and Doric architecture. The columns of the exterior colonnade are Doric, while the columns of the pronaos are Ionic.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, Carole. "Temple of Athena, Paestum." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Jan 2016. Web. 13 Apr 2021.

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