Inside the temple was a statue of the goddess athena personified as nike, or victorious it was, of course, athena, as she was the patron and protector of the city, and was represented as victorious in reference to the athenian victory over the persians. Athena nike parapet frieze the parapet relief was created late during the peloponnesian war (circa 410 bce), after the athenians suffered several humiliating defeats that placed the fate of their empire in jeopardy. The first place to see in athens is the acropolis our hotel was nearby so it was easy for us to climbe up the hill temple of athena nike is in the acropolis.
The temple of athena nike is the smallest structure on the athenian acropolis, but holds no less importance than its neighboring shrines built to honor athena nike, the goddess of victory, the site upon which the temple was constructed has ceremonial roots that date back to the bronze age when the. Temple of athena nike: great site - see 1,078 traveler reviews, 372 candid photos, and great deals for athens, greece, at tripadvisor. Some examples of ancient greek architecture and sculptures were built primarily for religious purposes, to represent deities or to serve as temples, such as the acropolis, the parthenon, erechtheum, apollo didyma, and the temple of athena nike. Other articles where temple of athena nike is discussed: western architecture: high classical (c 450–400 bc):smaller temples, as for the temple of athena nike on the acropolis but even though the ionic was never to be used as the exterior order for major buildings on the greek mainland, athens did contribute new forms of column base to the order.
Nike means victory in greek, and athena was worshiped in this form, as goddess of wisdom, on the acropolis in athens, greece her temple was the earliest 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. Ancient greek vase production and the black-figure technique making greek vases temple of athena nike on the athenian acropolis nike adjusting her sandal, temple of athena dr steven zucker and dr beth harris, nike adjusting her sandal, temple of athena nike, acropolis, athens, in smarthistory, december 14, 2015, accessed september. Ancient greek architecture introduction propylaea, the temple of athena nike, the parthenon, and the erectheum • propylaea is the monumental entry point to used pediments and adopted the greek word basilica, meaning royal roman theaters were also modified greek theaters while the greeks are most famous.
The small, perfectly formed temple of athena nike, to the right of the propylaea - the entrance to the acropolis of athens - is the earliest, ionic temple on the acropolis it was designed by kallikrates, one of the architects of the parthenon during the rule reign of pericles, about 420 bc. The temple of athena nike greek architecture is the most important and influential in western history reaching a peak between 400 and 300 bc some examples of ancient greek architecture and sculptures were built. The temple of athena nike (greek: ναός αθηνάς νίκης, naós athinás níkis) is a temple on the acropolis of athens, dedicated to the goddess athena nike built around 420 bc, the temple is the earliest fully ionic temple on the acropolis.
The temple of athena nike exemplifies the early greek belief that the gods, specifically athena, held divine providence over government and victory in war it was built as part of the same project as the parthenon, one of the greatest achievements of mycenaean greece. The erechtheion or erechtheum (/ ɪ ˈ r ɛ k θ i ə m, ˌ ɛ r ɪ k ˈ θ iː ə m / ancient greek: ἐρέχθειον, greek: ερέχθειο) is an ancient greek temple on the north side of the acropolis of athens in greece which was dedicated to both athena and poseidon. Temple of athena nike is a temple which is located in south west corner of the acoropolis of athens this temple was build around 420bc that is earliest lonic temple on the acropolis athena means goddess of wisdom an useful arts and prudent warfare, nike means victory in greek.
With this post on the temple of athena nike, i am returning to my favorite subject: greek artthis temple has an eminent position since it is at the entrance of the acropolis in the archaic period, the access to the acropolis had been modified, and the bastion that was there was probably also modified at this time. The temple of athena nike is considered the earliest and one of the smallest temples in the acropolis of athens, greece it was constructed in honor of the greek goddess of victory - athena nike, and was designed by an architect named kallikrates. Temple of athena “paestum” (analysis) within the ancient greek city of paestum is the temple of athena built around 500 bce, a half a century before the temple of poseidon and a half a century after the basilica.