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Temple of Athena Nike

The Temple of Athena Nike (Featherless Victory) is situated southwest of the Entrance, on a rampart protecting the main entrace of the Acropolis. It was constructed in ca. 420 B.C. by the architect Kallikrates. It is built in the Ionic order, and it is amphiprostyle with a row of four columns in front of each of its narrow sides. The relief frieze on the upper section of the walls depicts the conference of gods on the east side, and scenes from battles on the other three. A marble parapet decorated with the relief representation of Nikae (Victories), protected the edge of the Bastion on which the temple was erected.

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Aug 20, 2008

The Temple of Athena Nike

Another Impressive remains of those amazing times.... All made of Marble, amazingly curved... Simply beautiful.... and imagine it was constructed in ca. 420 B.C !
Even at this moment of writing this lines i feel again that little dream in my head... if only i could travel in the time tunnle... just for a while..

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Sharon
Jan 30, 2005

The Acropolis, The Temple of Athens Nike

The temple of Athena Nike is a tiny building to the right of the entrance. It was built in the Ionic style in Vth century BC and the frieze contains mostly historical rather than mythological scenes which was the precedent in the architecture at that time.

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Oct 23, 2003

Temple of Athena Nike - Acropolis

Athena, Nike, Victory. Remember the shoe brand Nike? Ok, just some trivia.

THE TEMPLE OF ATHENA NIKE is no trivia though. It was built back then to commemorate the AThenians' victories over the Persians! It's a shrine to the Goddess of Victory, Athena Nike. In 1686, the temple was destroyed by the Turks. This was then reconstructed in 1834-38. It almost collapsed in 1935 & the original temple was again reconstructed.

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May 21, 2003
 
 
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The Temple of Athena Nike

Was constructed in ca. 420 B.C. by the architect Kallikrates.
It is a small amphiprostyle Ionic temple with a row of four columns in front of each of its narrow sides.
The relief frieze on the upper section of the walls depicts the conference of gods on the east side, and scenes from battles on the other three. A marble parapet decorated with the relief representation of Nikae (Victories), protected the edge of the Bastion on which the temple was erected

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Mar 06, 2003

Temple of Athena Nike

The Temple of Athena Nike stood is a small Ionic temple that stands right on to of the Acropolis and which can be seen from all over Athens. This is very significant because Nike means "victory" in Greek, and Athena was worshiped in this form – the fact that it could be seen from everywhere meant that any Athenian people could worship the goddess of victory anywhere and at any time.

This temple, which was built over an earlier dedicated to Athena which had been demolished by the Persians, began around 427 BC and took a long time to complete because of unrest and lack of funds. But when it was completed, it remained untouched for a very long time, until the Turks demolished it in 1686 and used the stones to build a bastion next to the Propylaia. The temple as we see it today, therefore, is the consequence of major restoration works, which tore down the bastion and reassembled the temple.

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Sep 29, 2011

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The Temple of Athena Nike
was constructed in ca. 420 B.C. by the architect Kallikrates. It is built in the Ionic order, and it is amphiprostyle with a row of four columns in front of each of its narrow sides.
The relief frieze on the upper section of the walls depicts the conference of gods on the east side, and scenes from battles on the other three. A marble parapet decorated with the relief representation of Nikae (Victories), protected the edge of the Bastion on which the temple was erected.

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Sep 02, 2002

Acropolis - Temple of Athena Niki

In the 6th century BC a little temple, dedicated to Athene Niki, was built in turf stones on the Mycenaean wall. In 437 BC, the architect Kallikratis started the construction of a marble temple. The construction works were interrupted by the Peloponnesian war and the Temple was only finished between 427 and 424 BC.

The, now restored, classical temple has two cella and two galleries with four Ionic columns, one on the east side and one on the west side.

It was the first time that not mythological but historical themes were depicted. On the east side all twelve gods, on the other sides fights of Athenians with other Greeks and Persians. The altar of Athena Niki was on the east side of the temple.

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Acropolis - Temple of Athena Nike

It's small enough to be overlooked, and dwarfed even in comparison to the Propylaea (Acropolis Gate). But it's the first temple you see as you enter, and it's position over a sheer drop is the most dramatic of any building atop the Acropolis. The temple came first because it is dedicated to Athena Nike, a goddess of many things, but especially war. The Athenians were constantly fretting over wars, with foes near and far, so her importance cannot be overstated. It was actually completed during a brief pause in the great Peloponnesian War that lasted a quarter of a century and pitted the Athenians against the formidable Spartans. Unfortunately the Athenian prayers were not answered, and the Spartans won.

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Jul 31, 2016

Temple of Athena Nike (Akropolis)

This is a temple dedicated to the goddess of victory, Nike. Yes Nike stands for more than simply shoes! It is small and thus is easy to overlook during your visit to the Akropolis. Unlike the Parthenon which is done in Doric style, this temple is done in an Ionic style. It also features a small altar used in ancient times to sacrifice animals.

Hours: daily 8:30 am-6:30 pm

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Jan 16, 2003

Acropolis - Temple of Athena Nike

As you walk up the steps to the Acropolis, you will see the Temple of Athena Nike. It sits on a bastion that is 9.5m (31ft) tall, and was built by Kallikrates in 420 BC. There are 4 Ionic columns at each end standing 4m (13ft) tall. The frieze depicts battle scenes and images of the gods.

The temple was dismantled by the Turks in 1686 to be used as a platform for a cannon, and rebuilt in 1838. It was dismantled and rebuilt again in 1935, and dismantled yet again in 2002 to be rebuilt.

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Dec 11, 2004

Acropolis - Temple of Athena Nike

The Temple of Athena Nike is one of the first things visitors see when climbing to the entrance of the Acropolis. It stands on the remains of a Mycenaean fortification of Cyclopean masonry, originally several meters higher than the present bastion. By the 6th century B.C. a cult worshipping Athena as goddess of victory had been established in the same location, and by 490 B.C. a small poros temple and several altars had been built. The current temple was begun in 427 B.C. and completed in about 425 or 424 B.C. In 410 B.C. the famous carved parapet was constructed around the temple, and the entire area is sometimes referred to as the Nike Parapet. Also on the bastion were shrines of the Graces and Artemis Epipyrgidia.

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Apr 26, 2004

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