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Originally published in 1966, this is an account of the excavation of a Greek sanctuary in the south-west corner of the mainland of Asia Minor opposite Rhodes - once known as the Carian Chersonese. The excavation took place in 1959–1960. This was the first Greek temple of any size to be uncovered in that part of Asia Minor, and the discovery of the site of Kastabos, whose existence was known from book V of Diodorus' world history, entailed the re-siting of several ancient towns in the region. The sanctuary itself, whose main buildings dated from c. 300 BC, was dedicated to the healing Goddess Hemithea. The excavations showed that, although it was an Ionic temple, the style of the great contemporary temples in Ionia (such as that at Ephesus) is modified and the design is somewhat similar, in plan and proportion, to that of the temple at Epidaurus.
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- Date Published: August 2010
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521147521
- length: 226 pages
- dimensions: 246 x 189 x 12 mm
- weight: 0.41kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Part I. Archaeological Description:
1. The excavation J. M. Cook
2. Kastabos and its environs J. M. Cook
3. The temple platform J. M. Cook
4. The east building J. M. Cook
5. The remains under the cella J. M. Cook
6. The finds J. M. Cook
7. The inscriptions G. E. Bean
8. The coins Martin Price
Part II. The Architecture: Introduction W. H. Plommer
9. The temple W. H. Plommer
10. The screen-wall W. H. Plommer
11. The place of Kastabos in Greek architecture W. H. Plommer
Part III. Conclusions:
12. The status of Kastabos J. M. Cook
13. The cult legend J. M. Cook
14. The history of the sanctuary J. M. Cook
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