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The Temple of Jupiter Olympus, Athens
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The Temple of Jupiter Olympus, Athens
Title:
The Temple of Jupiter Olympus, Athens [Graphic]
Year:
St. Louis, 1894.
Creator:
Bain, Robert E. M
Category:
Temple Of Jupiter Olympus
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 18.1 cm ( 10 x 7.125 in).
Notes:
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Acts, xiv:12.)--It is almost impossible for us to understand in our time what great obstacles the early disciples had to overcome in preaching the gospel. We can get some idea of the tremendous hold the heathen gods had upon the popular imagination of the time, by considering the magnitude and splendor of the temples erected in their honor and for their worship. We have in the above picture three columns, one fallen and two standing, which formed a part of the temple of Jupiter Olympus. There were more than a hundred of these splendid Corinthian columns in the original temple. The preaching of St. Paul and of others, however, displaced the heathen gods, and now their temples everywhere are in ruins, while Christianity is taking the world."
Two large standing (and one fallen ) Corinthian columns are in the foreground; a temple is on a hill in the background
Collection:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5606 LVii332CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries