Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tarentum: doric temple
The Doric Temple of Poseidon is the oldest place of worship of the Magna Greece, and it can be seen surrounded by a fence in Piazza Castello, in front of the entrance to the Castello Aragonese, and just outside the old city.
What remains of the ancient Greek temple, are two columns of the Doric order and a base with three rocks dating from the early fifth century BC.
The attribution of the temple for worship of Poseidon was given by the archaeologist Luigi Viola, but we can not exclude the worship of female deities such as Artemis, Hera or Persephone.
from Giorgia and Alessandra P.