Apollo & Artemis in Siracusa

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The city was founded by Ancient Greek Corinthians and became a very powerful city-state. Syracuse was allied with Sparta and Corinth, exerting influence over the entire Magna Grecia area of which it …

The city was founded by Ancient Greek Corinthians and became a very powerful city-state. Syracuse was allied with Sparta and Corinth, exerting influence over the entire Magna Grecia area of which it was the most important city. Once described by Cicero as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all", it later became part of the Roman Republic and Byzantine Empire.The city is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site;
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  • South of the Temple of Apollo in via XX settembre excavations from the 1960’s reveal the remains of the ancient period (5th century BC)of two square towers which probably constituted a gate and are the only ruins of the adjacent Greek fortifications

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  • 1. Tempio di Apollo http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1218552-apollo-artemis-in-siracusa/
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  • 3. Tempio di Apollo, via Trento Syracuse (Sicilian: Sarausa) is a historic city, the capital of the province of Syracuse. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes. This 2,700-year-old city played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world. Siracu za, capitala provinciei omonime, este unul dintre cele mai importante oraşe din istoria şi cultura greacă şi este de asemenea locul naşterii lui Arhimede, cel mai mare matematician al antichit ăţ ii . Acest oraş cu o istorie de peste 2700 de ani a fost odinioară una dintre cetăţile cele mai puternice ale Mediteranei.
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  • 6. The island of Ortigia is the historical heart of Siracusa joined to the mainland by three bridges Insula Ortigia, inima istoric ă a S iracuzei, este legată de oraş prin trei poduri.
  • 7. The Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo) on the island of Ortygia in Siracusa, is a Greek temple dating from the 6th century BC. This is the oldest known Doric temple in Western Europe. An inscription says that the temple honors Apollo, but after Cicero came to Syracuse, he wrote that the temple was dedicated to Artemis. Templul lui Apolo de pe Insula Ortigia din Siracuza este un templu grecesc datând din secolul VI î.Hr. fiind cel mai vechi templu doric din vestul Europei. O inscripţie menţionează că îi este dedicat lui Apolo însă Cicero după ce a vizitat Siracuza a scris că-i este dedicat Artemisei .
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  • 17. Regardless, the temple was eventually devoted to neither – it was turned into a Byzantine church and then the Muslims took over and converted it into a mosque. Later, under Norman rule, it was turned back into a church. Today the building is in ruins, but its imposing size is still evident - 58 x 24 m. It occupies a large part of Piazza Pancali. The dedication inscription is on the top step of the base. Templul a fost transformat în biserică bizantină şi apoi în moschee. Mai târziu, sub stăpânirea normandă, a devenit din nou biserică. Ruinele rămase până azi stau mărturie pentu măreţia de odinioară: 58x24 metri.
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  • 19. Syracuse today has about 125,000 inhabitants and numerous attractions for the visitor interested in historical sites . A process of recovering and restoring the historical centre has been ongoing since the 1990s. Siracuza are circa 125.000 de locuitori şi numeroase atracţii pentru vizitatorii interesaţi de obiective istorice. Un proces de restaurare şi punere în valoare a centrului istoric a fost demarat în anul 1990
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  • 23. via XX Settembre excavations from the 1960’s
  • 24. via XX Settembre excavations from the 1960’s
  • 25. Fontana di Artemide by Giulio Moschetti (1847-1909) stands in the centre of the Piazza Archimede , named after Syracuse’s illustrious son
  • 26. Piazza Archimede
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  • 30. Fontana di Artemide , Giulio Moschetti (1847-1909)
  • 31. F ântâna Artemisei, Giulio Moschetti (1847-1909)
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  • 34. Sound : Franco Battiato - Le Sacre Sinfonie Del Tempo Text : Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Internet Otilia Contraş Gabriela Cristescu Copyright: All the images belong to their authors. Arangement: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda