Classical Greece

the Classical period corresponds to most of the 5th and 4th centuries BC (the most common dates being the fall of the last Athenian tyrant in 510 BC to the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC). The Classical period in this sense follows the Greek Dark Ages and Archaic period and is in turn succeeded by the Hellenistic period. (wiki)

Connected Sites

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Acropolis The monuments of the Acropolis are distinctly unique structures that evoke the ideals of the Classical 5th century BC (OUV)
Agrigento The Temple of Concord "was erected at the height of the Classical age (440-430 BC)." (Santoro, Rodo, "Agrigento - The Valley of the Temples")
Delos The Apollonian sanctuary, established at least since the 9th century BC, reached the peak of its glory during the Archaic and Classical period, when it acquired its Pan-Hellenic character. (OUV)
Olympia : the temple of Zeus, built in 470-457 BC, is a model of the great Doric temples constructed in the Peloponnese, as well as in southern Italy and in Sicily during the 5th century BC; the Nike by Paionios, sculptured circa 420 BC, so lastingly influenced iconographic allegories of victory that neoclassic art of the 19th century is still much indebted to it (OUV)
Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae The temple was built at the height of the Greek civilization in the second half of the 5th century BC (420-400 BC). (OUV)


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