Temple of Victory (Himera)

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The Temple of Nike at Himera

The Temple of Nike is a Greek temple of the ancient city of Himera located in the archaeological area of Termini Imerese, in the province of Palermo in Sicily.

Description[edit]

The temple dates to the second fifth of the fifth century BC and has been identified with the temple built by the Carthaginians at the command of the tyrant Gelon of Syracuse, who commanded the Greek coalition which defeated them at the Battle of Himera in 480 BC.[1]

Probably dedicated to Athena, the building was burnt and destroyed - most likely in 409 BC when the Carthaginians captured the city of Himera.[2]

Coordinates: 37°58′26″N 13°49′26″E / 37.97389°N 13.82389°E / 37.97389; 13.82389

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Vassallo, 2005, 106.
  2. ^ Vassallo, 2005, 107.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Stefano Vassallo. Himera città greca. Guida alla storia e ai monumenti. Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali, Ambientali e dell'Educazione Permanente, Palermo: 2005.