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The ruins of Pæstum

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The ruins of Pæstum, otherwise Posidonia, in Magna Græcia

Date Created

1768

Identifier

Ee 1768 M [De Beer Special Collections]

Publisher

Published by T. Major ... printed by James Dixwell: London

Description

The Greek temples at Paestum in southern Italy were almost unknown until the 1750s. They became better known through publication. This book by Thomas Major was one of the first that enabled architects of Northern and Western Europe to study the three temples at this site. Along with the work of Stuart and Revett, these engravings were a valuable source for the Greek revival at the end of the 18th century. Piranesi later produced a series of twenty engravings of the ruins at Paestum in 1778.

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Dixwell, James

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Major, Thomas, “The ruins of Pæstum,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed July 6, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7545.

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