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By Clyde E Fant; Mitchell Glenn Reddish

ISBN-10: 0195139178

ISBN-13: 9780195139174

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As attested by the coinage of the city and by inscriptions and building activity, the city recovered and subsequently prospered once again. E. Christianity eventually became a major force in Amphipolis, and the city became home to at least five impressive churches in the 5th and 6th centuries and the seat of a bishopric, evidence of the continuing importance of the city. With the invasion of the Slavs in the 8th and 9th centuries, Amphipolis was apparently destroyed. A new city, Chrysopolis, was established at the mouth of the Strymon River.

This building was likely a public edifice of some sort. A Hellenistic house has been uncovered further south of the inner wall. , this house is still being excavated. Unfortunately, the shelter that encloses it is usually locked. With charm, you may be able to persuade one of the museum personnel or, if present, one of the excavators to allow you to have a look. Excavations so far have uncovered two rooms with a colonnaded courtyard. The walls of one of the rooms are covered with brightly decorated panels of painted plaster.

The Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens each end. The fluted columns are 34 feet high and 6 feet 3 inches in diameter at the bottom, tapering to a diameter of 4 feet 10 inches at the top. Furthermore, the columns have a slight bulge approximately twofifths of the way up from the platform, and they lean slightly inward. It has been estimated that if the columns were continued indefinitely upward, they would meet one mile up in the air to form a gigantic pyramid. The purpose of this sophisticated engineering was to ensure that the vertical lines of the temple appeared straight, so that the entire impression of the building would be lively and light in spite of its mass.

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