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A scientific survey of archaic Greek society and tradition which introduces the reader to quite a lot of new methods to the period.

• the 1st complete and obtainable survey of advancements within the examine of archaic GreecePlaces Greek society of c.750-480 BCE in its chronological and geographical context
• offers equivalent emphasis to tested issues reminiscent of tyranny and political reform and more moderen topics like gender and ethnicity
• Combines money owed of ancient advancements with local surveys of archaeological proof and in-depth remedies of chosen themes
• Explores the effect of japanese and different non-Greek cultures within the improvement of Greece
• makes use of archaeological and literary facts to reconstruct large styles of social and cultural development

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7 a–c). Surfaces at or just above bedrock inside the Sanctuary structures, including the Temple, Building A, and Building B, were kept well swept, without any significant build-up of soil or debris until their destruction. Once they were burned and allowed to collapse, there is a thin layer of ash and charcoal sometimes mixed with or immediately covered by a thick layer of decomposed mudbrick and broken tile fall. Some salvaging must have been done over the subsequent years, since most of the unbroken roof tiles had been removed, leaving only smaller pieces of tiles.

21 In either interpretation of the unusual structure, the massive pile of bedrock and boulders bears no resemblance to the chiselled bedrock outcrops left in the floor of the Stymphalos Temple. The Letoon, however, presents a more interesting and perhaps significant situation. All three temples, to Leto, Artemis, and Apollo, from the fourth century or a little later, show evidence that earlier cult buildings or sacred locations were left visible inside their cellas. 7 m foundation with an Ionic crowning moulding “couronnement ionique” on at least three sides.

The cushion is almost 2 cm thick where it is best preserved. This indicates that a final chiselling of the faces of the orthostates only occurred once they were set in place, and that because of the line of this dividing wall between pronaos and cella, the masons were not able to finish the orthostate any further. Outside the Temple to the north, a somewhat thick layer of limestone chips was found, perhaps from this very final chiselling. On the south wall of the Temple, both the string course and the orthostate blocks are missing where the pronaos wall would have met the south wall; however, on the ground just to the south of the Temple is an orthostate block which must have been tipped over right here from the south wall.

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