Plan, Delos, Temple of Artemis

Context: Delos
Type: Temple
Summary: Temple; toward the northwest corner of the Sanctuary of Apollo, south of the L-Shaped Stoa.
Date: ca. 179 BC
Dimensions:

Archaic temple (incorporated into 2nd century B.C. temple): cella 8.6 m x 9.6 m.

Region: Cyclades
Period: Hellenistic


Plan:

East opening cella wider than long. Six prostyle Ionic columns on the eastern side in front of prolonged antae. The temple was set on a high base.

History:

This area of the Sanctuary of Apollo is dedicated to his sister Artemis. The Hellenistic temple replaced and incorporated the remains of a 7th century B.C. temple which had itself been built over the remains of a Mycenaean building.

Other Bibliography:

Rossiter 1981, 612; Lawrence 1983, 275; Zaphiropoulou 1983, 23