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Greek architect of the early Classical period from Elis. According to Paus. 5,10,3, he built the Zeus temple in Olympia, which was begun in 472 BC and completed before 456 BC. With a stylobate of 27.68 m x 64.12 m and a height of about 20 m, it was the largest temple of Greece at that time. The circular hall with 6 x 13 columns and a regular intercolumniation encloses the well-balanced cella, which is linked to the circular hall through fronts. The design concentrated on the regular rapport in the triglyph ( Angle triglyph problem) and from there transfers the other design …

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Knell, Heiner (Darmstadt), “Libon”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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