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The immense Temple of Zeus Olympius situated southeast of the Acropolis. It is one of the most important monuments of the Hellenistic period, and of its massive dimensions, Trachtenberg writes: " … with columns 57 feet tall, [the temple] was set out over a ground plan extending 135 feet by 354 feet, dwarfing the Parthenon and rivaling the Doric temples of Sicily and the grand Ionic shrines" (103). -MA (Source: Trachtenberg and Hyman, Architecture, from prehistory to post-modernism: the western tradition, 1986)

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Athens, Greece

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