Temple of Apollo (2nd)
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Architect Paeonis and Daphnis
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Location Didyma, near Miletus, Turkey
Date -310   timeline
Building Type temple
 Construction System bearing masonry
Climate mediterranean
Context urban
Style Ancient Greek, Classical, Ionic
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Discussion Temple of Apollo (2nd) Commentary

"Following the regional tradition, the temple was built as a gigantic decastyle dipteral structure, with a cavernous porch extending—almost like an Egyptian hypostyle hall—five columns deep! The pronaos did not lead to a cella, but ended with a wall, above which was a roofed platform where the rites and pronouncements of the oracle took place. Behind the platform area was a high walled courtyard, derived from the open-roofed Ionic cella, with a small (28 by 30 feet) prostyle shrine of Apollo near its far end. The courtyard was reached by tunnel-like passages sloping down from the sides of the east porch, and at the east end of the courtyard, a grand flight of steps led up through a columnar screen to the 'stage' area of the mysteries of the oracle."

— Marvin Trachtenberg and Isabelle Hyman. Architecture: from Prehistory to Post-Modernism. p104.

Resources
Sources on Temple of Apollo (2nd)

Helmut Berve and Gottfried Gruben. Greek Temples, Theaters and Shrines. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1963. LC 62-19131. NA275.B413. elevation drawing of frieze and entablature, f135, p467. H. Knackfuss, Didyma I, 1940. elevation drawing of corinthian capital, f134, p467. W.B. Dinsmoor, 1950.

Werner Blaser and Monica Stucky. Drawings of Great Buildings. Boston: Birkhauser Verlag, 1983. ISBN 3-7643-1522-9. LC 83-15831. NA2706.U6D72 1983. plan, section, and elevation drawings, p25. — Available at Amazon.com

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. ISBN 0-442-21668-8. LC 84-3543. NA2750.C55 1984. grid geometry diagram, p194. — Updated edition available at Amazon.com

Henri Stierlin. Comprendre l'Architecture Universelle 1. Paris: Office du Livre S.A. Fribourg (Suisse), 1977. section drawings, p70. elevation drawing, p70. plan drawing, p70. no image credit.

Marvin Trachtenberg and Isabelle Hyman. Architecture, from Prehistory to Post-Modernism. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1986. ISBN 0-13-044702-1. NA200.T7. discussion, p104.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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