TEMPLE OF ATHENA NIKE

Designed by Callicrates Acropolis, Athens c. 425 B.C. The temple of Athena Nike, the goddess of victory, is built on a small ledge outside the sacred precinct. Designed by Callicrates, it has Ionic porticos of four columns on the front and back of the cella. The entire building is surrounded with a frieze. You will note that the front columns are not engaged or in line with the walls of the cella. Also one can clearly see one of the rear columns of the rear porch. It is a wonderful example of a amphiprostyle temple.

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