The Temple of Jupiter Olympius, Athens.Le Temple de Jupiter Olympius, Athènes. Der Tempel Jupiter Olympius, Athen.
Fisher, Son & Co. London & Paris. [n.d. c.1841.]
Steel engraving. 208 x 279mm. 8¼ x 11".
The Temple of Olympian Zeus, also known as the Olympeion, in the centre of Athens. Although begun in the 6th century BC, it was not completed until the reign of the Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD. In the Hellenistic and Roman periods it was the largest temple in Greece. Its foundations were laid on the site of an earlier temple by the tyrant Pisistratus in 515 BC, but the work was abandoned when Pisistratus's son, Hippias, was overthrown in 510 BC.
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