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Major Greek Temples to 480 BC

Date
Built
Name
Order Number of
Columns
Stylobate
Dimensions
Column
Height
660
Corinth, Apollo        
650 Isthmia, Poseidon   7 × 18 14.4 × 39.3  
650 'Argive' Heraion, Hera   6 × 14 15.1 × 46.6  
650 Eretria, Apollo   5 × 16 (?) 11.7 × 40.5  
620 Thermon, Apollo Doric 5 × 15 12.1 × 38.2  
610
(or 510?)
Corcyra, Kardaki (Monrepos) Doric 6 × 11 11.9 × 25.6 3.0
590 Olympia, Heraion Doric 6 × 16 18.8 × 50.0 5.2
580 Corcyra, Artemis Doric 8 × 17 c.23.5 × 49.2  
580 Kalydon, Apollo     10.4 × 15.6  
570 Metapontion, B (Hera) Doric 9 × 17 19.9 × 41.6  
565 Syracuse, Apollo Doric 6 × 17 21.6 × 55.3  8.0
560 Selinous, Demeter Malophoros     9.5 × 20.5  
560 Samos, Heraion (Rhoikos) Ionic 8 × 21 52.5 × 105.0  
560 Ephesos, Artemis Ionic 8 × 21 55.1 × 115.1 12.1
555 Syracuse, Olympieion Doric 6 × 17 22.4 × 62.1 8.0
550 Lokroi Epizephyrioi Ionic 6 × 14 17.1 × 35.3  
550 Gela, Athenaion Doric 6 × 12 17.3 × 35.2  
550 Selinous, Temple C Doric 6 × 17 24.0 × 63.7 8.7
550  Selinous, Temple M  Doric  10.9 × 26.8     
550  Cyrene, Apollo  Doric  6 × 11  16.8 × 30.1   
540  Didyma, Apollo  Ionic  8/9 × 21  42.0 × 87.0+  15.45
540  Assos, Athene  Doric  6 × 13  14.0 × 30.3  4.8
540  Corinth, Apollo  Doric  6 × 15  21.5 × 53.8  7.2
535  Selinous, Temple D  Doric  6 × 13  23.6 × 55.7  8.3
530  Metapontion, AII Doric  6 × 17  20.2 × 50.5  6.9
530  Poseidonia, 'Basilica'  Doric  9 × 18  24.5 × 54.3  6.4
530  Samos, Heraion
(Polykrates) 
Ionic  8 × 24  55.2 × 112.0   
530  Samos, South Building  Ionic  7 × 17  22.8 × 45.6   
530  Lesbos, Apollo Napaios  Aeolic  8 × 17  16.3 × 37.5   
530  Samos, North Building  Ionic  5 × 12  25.8 × 41.2   
525  Selinous, Temple FS  Doric  6 × 14  24.4 × 61.9  9.1
525  Athens, Athene Polias  Doric  6 × 12  21.3 × 43.2  7.4
520  Aigina, Apollo  Doric  6 × 11  16.4 × 31.4   
520  Delphi, Apollo  Doric  6 × 15  21.7 × 58.2  10.6
520  Orkhomenos, Kalpaki  Doric  6 × 12  14.5 × 27.0   
520  Selinous, Temple GT  Doric  8 × 17  50.1 × 110.1  14.7
520  Kalaureia, Poseidon  Doric  6 × 11  14.4 × 27.5   
520  Naxos, Apollo
(incomplete) 
Ionic  6 × 13  24.3 × 55.2   
520  Paros  Ionic  Prostyle  Large (only
details left) 
 
520  Delos  Ionic  Hexastyle
large prostyle 
    
515  Athens, Olympieion
(incomplete) 
Doric    8 × 21  41.1 × 107.9  11.3
510  Karthaia, Athene  Doric  6 × 11  12.0 × 23.2  4.5
510  Akragas, Zeus Olympios  Doric  7 × 14  52.7 × 110.1   
510  Poseidonia, Athene  Doric  6 × 13  14.5 × 32.9  6.1
510  Poseidonia, Foce del Sele Heraion  Doric  8 × 17   18.7 × 39.0   
510  Eretria, Apollo  Doric  6 × 14  19.2 × 46.4   
500  Hermione, Poseidon  Doric  6 × 12  15.0 × 31.5   
500  Karthaia, Apollo  Doric  6 in antis  16.0 × 32.0   
500  Metapontion, Tavole
Palatine 
Doric  6 × 12  16.1 × 33.5  5.1
500  Akragas, 'Herakles'  Doric  6 × 15  25.3 × 67.0  10.07
500  Delphi, Athene Pronaia  Doric  6 × 12  13.3 × 27.5  4.6
500  Sounion, Poseidon  Doric  6 × 13  13.1 × 30.2    
490  Aigina, Aphaia  Doric  6 × 12  13.8 × 28.8  5.3
485  Athens, Older Parthenon
(incomplete) 
Doric  6 × 16  23.5 × 66.9   
490  Selinous, Temple A  Doric  6 × 13  16.0 × 40.0   
490  Selinous, Temple O  Doric  6 × 13  16.0 × 40.0   
490  Metapontion D  Ionic  8 × 20  14.8 × 38.4   
480  Himera, Victory  Doric  6 × 14  22.5 × 56.0   
480  Syracuse, Athene  Doric  6 × 14  20.2 × 55.0  8.7
480 Selinous, Hera (ER) Doric 6 × 15 25.3 × 67.7 10.2

Notes

1. approximate, B.C.
2. metres

Sources

Osborne, R. Greece in the Making, 1200-479 BC, 2nd ed. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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