The Fourth Century
c. 400-300 BCE


The Sanctuary of Apollo, Delphi
begun in the 8th century BCE

View of the Sanctuary of Apollo, Delphi

Located at the foot of Mount Parnassos, Delphi is the site of the sancutary of of Pythian Apollo.

The Temple of Apollo was entered by means of a ramp from the northeast. In front of the temple stood the Altar of Apollo where animals were sacrificed. The altar that had been erected by the inhabitants of the island of Chios in 518 BCE.

The theatre was built in the 4th century BCE, and was rebuilt by the Romans. It could seat 40,000 spectators.

The stadium was the site of foot races at the Pythian games. It could seat 7,000 spectators.

Below the Temple of Apollo is the Treasury of the Athenians.

© Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe