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Ruins of the Temple of Athena, c. 300 BC, in the ruins of the Homeric city of Troy, Hill of Hissarlik, Turkey. The Mycenaean temple was surrounded by a Doric colonnade supporting a coffered ceiling and was built by Lysimachus, one of Alexander the Great's successors. In Greek and Roman times it was the site of the annual festival in honour of the goddess Athena. Troy was a city, both factual and legendary, in northwest Anatolia and was the setting of the Trojan Wars described in Homer's...
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