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Classical Greece, c. 500–400 BCE

Margaret M. Miles

Margaret M. Miles is Professor of Art History and Classics in the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...A series of wars with dangerous neighbours opened the Classical age of Greece around 500 BCE. Greek victories over the Persians and Carthaginians yielded vast booty – some of which was used for temples and dedications in sanctuaries...