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Temple of Zeus

The Temple of Zeus at Olympia was constructed during the 5th century BC.  It is an example of Classical style in the Doric order.  It was the largest temple at 90 feet long until the Parthenon was built.  It was made with limestone covered with stucco and marble was imported for the roof and the sculptures.   Inside the temple was a large statue of  Zeus sitting in a chair.  This statue is considered one of the Seven Wonders of  the Ancient World. The first Olympians worshipped Zeus in the sanctuary before the Olympic games. 

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves 

  • N 5300, 5333, 5630

 

LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms

  • Greek Architecture
  • Greek  Art
  •  Olympia
  • Seven Wonders

 

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Ancient Greece.   1997.

                  Call Number:  DF77 .A5 1997

  • Art: A World History.  1998.

                  Call Number:  N5300 .A69513 1998

  • Boardman, John.  Greek Art.  1964. 

                 Call Number:  N5630 .B58

  • Brilliant, Richard.  Arts of the Ancient Greeks.  1972.

                Call Number:  N5630 .B74

  • Buitron-Oliver, Diana.  The Interpretation of Architectural Sculpture in Greece and Rome.  1997.

                Call Number:  NB85 .S577 1997

  • Fullerton, Mark D.  Greek Art.  2000.

                Call Number:  N5630. F85 2000

  • Romer, John & Elizabeth.  Seven Wonders of the World.  1995.

                  Call Number:  N5333 .R74 1995

  • Scare, Chris.  The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World.  1999.

                  Call Number:  CC165 .S48 1999

  • Sinn, Ulrich.  Olympia: Cult, Sport, and Ancient Festival.  2000.

                     Call Number:  GV23 .S56 2000

  • Spivey, Nigel.  Greek Art.  1997.

                       Call Number:  N5630 .S65 1997

  • Yarwood, Doreen. The Architecture of Europe. 1991.

                        Call Number:  NA957 .Y37 v. 1.

 

Reference Books

  • Clayton, Peter.  The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.  1989.

                       Call Number:  REF N5333 .C58 1989, 59-77.  (Also:  Circulating)

  • Dictionary of Art.  1996. 

                     Call Number:  REF N31 .D5 1996 v.13, 370-74.

  • Encyclopedia of World Art.

                      Call Number REF N31 .E533 v. 3,  657; pl. 351-2.

  • Gardner’s Art Through the Ages.  1996. 

                   Call Number:  REF N5300. G25 1996b v.1, 140-42.

  • Harpur, James.  The Atlas of Sacred Places.  1994. 

                    Call Number:  REF BL580 .H37 1994, 104-11.

  • Honour, Hugh.  The Visual Arts:  A History.  2000.

                     Call Number:  REF N5300 .H68 2000, 143.

  • Janson, H.W.  History of Art.  2001. 

                      Call Number:  REF N5300 .J3 2001, 128.

  • Paris, I. Mark.  The Art of Greece.  1999.

                   Call Number:  REF NA350 .S78 1999, 67-71.

  • Sir Banister Fletcher’s A History of Architecture.  1987.

                       Call Number:  REF NA200 .F63 1987, 123-31.

  • Robertson, Martin.  A History of Greek Art.  1975

                  Call Number:  REF N5630 .R63, 271-91.

  • Stokstad, Marilyn.  Art History.  2002

                   Call Number:  REF N5300 .S923 2002 v. 1, 178-79.

    

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Oxford Art Online

 

 

 

 

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.    

 

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Last Revised 3/14/2003

 

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