Athens-Temple of Athena Nike


Athens-Temple of Athena Nike Athens-Temple of Athena Nike
Added by Alain Martineau
Front Description Nike means "victory" in Greek, and Athena was worshiped in this form, as goddess of victory in war, on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Her temple was the earliest fully Ionic temple on the Acropolis, compensated by its prominent position on a steep bastion at the south west corner of the Acropolis to the right of the entrance (propylaea). There the citizens worshipped the goddess in hope of a prosperous outcome in the long war fought on land and sea against the Spartans and their allies. The Temple of Athena Nike was an expression of Athens' ambition to be the leading Greek city state in the Peloponnese.
Height 97.00 mm
Width 148.00 mm
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