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Selinus

(sĭlī`nəs), ancient city of Sicily. It was founded (628? B.C.) by Dorian Greeks. The constant rival of neighboring Segesta, Selinus got Syracuse to interfere in a quarrel, which led to the unsuccessful Athenian expedition in Sicily (415–413 B.C.). Segesta invoked the aid of the Carthaginians, who sacked Selinus in 409 B.C. The city was rebuilt, but it did not prosper and was finally destroyed by Carthage in 250 B.C. The ruins of the five Doric temples on the Acropolis of Selinus have been excavated, revealing some of the finest examples of archaic Greek sculpture and architecture.

Selinus

 

an ancient city in Italy, located on the southern coast of Sicily, in the province of Trapani. Selinus was founded by the Greeks in 628 B.C Its site is now occupied by the village of Marinella. Structures on the Selinus acropolis include the ruins of temples A (480 B.C), B (Hellenistic period), C (sixth century B.C), D (sixth century B.C), and O (480 B.C). Sculptures from the metopes of temple C are housed in the National Archaeological Museum in Palermo. The remains of temples E (first quarter of the fifth century B.C.), F (late sixth century B.C.), and G (mid-sixth century B.C.) are located to the east. Most of the temples of Selinus are peripteral structures in the Doric style.

REFERENCE

Santangelo, M. Selinunte. Rome, 1953.
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