In the Abode of the Gods: Greek Sicily

Skurdenis, Julie
November 1986
Archaeology;Nov/Dec86, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p60
Presents an account of the architectural antiquities of Greek Sicily that are associated with the gods of Greek mythologies. Journey of the Greeks to Sicily; Earliest Greek colonies and Helenization of the Elymians; Temples of Segesta, Selinunte, Agrigento and Syracuse.


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