Corinth, Greece, 2017.10.16
Corinth, Greece, 2017.10.16.
Nikon D7200, 12-24mm f/4G lens @12mm f/8, aperture priority.

"Originally another temple stood on the site which the Temple of Apollo was later built on. This, older, temple, had been built in the 7th century under the tyrant Kypselos. Although very little is known about this temple, Rhodes believed that it was an example of one of the earliest tiled roofs in Greece. He suggested that the 'combination tiles' which have been found at the site, indicate that the roof was 'equally sloped on all four sides', as opposed to having two sides meet in the middle to form pediments at either end. The only other thing known about this temple is that it most likely had a small treasury within it. A story told by Herodotus about Periander mentions that 'if anyone gave [his son] shelter, or even spoke to him, should be fined a certain sum, the money to be dedicated to the service of Apollo'. Clearly, somewhere within Corinth there was a place in which fines paid to Apollo were kept, and as Bookidis and Stroud infer, the most likely location for this would have been within the temple of the god."

— "Temple of Apollo, Corinth" Warwick University