Ancient Corinthos, the temple of Apollo - MAY 2012 CONTEST

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The temple of Apollo, is an ancient temple in Ancient Corinth built with monolithic Doric columns. Of the 40 that existed, today only 7 survive standing in a prominent position above the ruins of the ancient agora. The temple was built in 530 BC about. To support the roof, interior columns were along quite large in size cella, which was divided into two rooms and also in the vestibule and opisthodomos were in front by the two columns in antis. The temple is a registered trademark of Corinth.


It was an important city-state of ancient Greece. Controlled an area corresponding to the east of the prefecture of Corinthia in the northeast of the Argolis. Bordered on the west Sikyon, Megara to the east, with Argos in the southwest and in south with Epidauros. Ancient Corinth controlled the key position of the isthmus and was the most important commercial hub of the ancient world, until to be threatened by Athens. Corinth was considered the richest city of the ancient world.

Ancient Corinth was inhabited from the Neolithic period (5000-3000 BC).

During the Bronze Age the cty was refered to many ancient myths like the myth of Sisyphus, the myth of Bellerophon, the myth of Jason and Medea, etc. Homer at the list of new states refers at Corinth to participate in the Trojan expedition under the leadership of King Agamemnon of Mycenae.

By installing the Dorians established the constitution of the aristocracy in Corinth, with an aristocratic ruling class of Dorians, Bacchiadae.

In the mid-seventh century BC the constitution of the aristocracy abolished and established Tyranny with the first Tyran who was Kypselos. In Kypselos succeeded by Periander (Periandros) featured one of the Seven Sages of the Archaic period.

During the Persian Wars, the Corinthians were the leading forces of the Greek alliance against Persia. Participated in the battle of Salamis, with 40 ships and the battle of Plataea with 5,000 soldiers. In the coming years Corinth developed intense commercial competition with Athens, which led to the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War. Corinth formed an alliance with Sparta and other countries in ancient Greece, against Athens, giving the alliance a powerful fleet, unique in ancient Greece who could face Athens.

After the Peloponnesian War, Corinth Civil War broke out between oligarchs and democrats. The prevalence of democratic turned Corinth allied to Athens, and Thebes. The new alliance fought with Sparta, the war he became known as the Corinthian War. This war ended in 386 BC the Antalcidean peace.

In 365 BC seized power, General Timoleon. The successive campaigns organized by Timoleon in Sicily to help the Corinthian colonies in the region and major trading bases against the threat of Carthaginian. In 336 BC Alexander the Great set up in Corinth, the alliance of Greek cities against the Persians. In the coming years the power of Corinth was limited and gradually overshadowed by the newly Achaean League. In 146 BC made an alliance with the Achaean confederacy in one last attempt of the Greeks to deal against the Roman general Lucius Mommios who marched to the Peloponnese. The Greeks defeated the Isthmus, followed by destruction of Corinth.

The city built again in 44 BC, and grows again in 51-52 AD visited by the Apostle Paul. The center is organized south of the temple of Apollo and included shops, small shrines, fountains, baths and other public buildings. In 267 AD, the invasion of the Heruli, begins the decline of the city, although it survives despite repeated invasions and destructions, until its liberation from the Turks in 1822.


The Corinthians as a major trading power had created a network of colonies mainly in the west to help them to control trade in these areas. In the Ionian islands were colonized Lefkada and Corfu and at the mainland coast of the Ionian colonies were established Aktion and Amvrakia. In the north Adriatic founded colonies Epidamnos and Apollonia. Both were present on the coast of Albania. Epidamnos during the Roman period became a very important Roman port and renamed by the Romans in Durres. In Sicily, the Corinthians founded Syracuse, which later evolved into powerful city of the island. Relations Corinth - Syracuse remained good and often the Corinthians offered assistance to Syracuse, when threatened by external enemies. With these colonies Corinth dominated trade in the Western Mediterranean. On the eastern side of Greece, the Corinthians founded many colonies there. The largest colony Potidaea was there. Potidaea was built in Halkidiki in very strategic position on the narrow isthmus at the beginning of Kassandra. After the Persian wars Potidaea came under the control of Athens. The juxtaposition of Corinth - Athens for control of Potidaea was one of the main causes for the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War.

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Comments (249)

leo1383 on November 23, 2013

Like,nice scene and capture,regards

Christos Theodorou on November 23, 2013



Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens // Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes

Armando Hijos Gonzal… on May 21, 2014

Gran toma Christos. Me gusta en blanco y negro, le da más antigüedad si cabe a las ruinas. LIKE. Un saludo cordial desde Aragón, Armando.

Christos Theodorou on May 21, 2014

Armando Hijos Gonzalvo - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Best regards from Athens

Christos Theodorou on September 19, 2014


Please don't comment the photo, just read the text

I just read at the Forum :

Brian McClendon

at 6:56 mm - 19/09/2014


I’ve been following some of the discussions on this forum regarding the future migration of Panoramio to Views, and I would like to expand on Evan’s statement with some context on how Panoramio and Views fit into the larger picture.

First, let me be clear that we will provide an easy way for you to migrate all your Panoramio photos, their metadata, and their viewcounts to Views. Your photos will be saved into public albums in Google+ and we will provide you a Google Drive storage bonus to cover the additional data usage. And, when we shut down Panoramio, if you do not wish to move your photos over to Views, you can simply download them and not migrate.

As the lead for Google Maps, a co-founder of Google Earth, and a passionate photographer, I’ve always had a great appreciation and love for the Panoramio community. The photos in Panoramio have helped countless people in Google Maps and Google Search to make decisions about where to travel. I believe Views is an important next step for us to grow the photography community to better serve the one billion people who use Google Maps every month.

I want everyone to understand why we made the very difficult decision to migrate Panoramio to Views.

Our reasons fall into the following categories: new requirements that mobile users have when using Google Maps increased availability of affordable GPS-enabled cameras, primarily smartphones technical limitations of old infrastructure The world has gone mobile. Smartphone growth is incredible. Google Maps has now been installed on over one BILLION Android and iOS devices. People use our mobile apps to navigate, but also to make daily decisions about where to go (restaurants, hiking trails, hotels, and more). People need to see photos for these locations.

Sharing photos on Views and Google Maps is also about helping you create a beautiful photo map of all the places you go and helping you remember your experiences there (and perhaps even to help guide a friend). The more often you take photos, the better your map helps you. And, if you do professional work for clients, it’s about giving you more exposure to help you monetize your work and helping them maximize visibility for potential customers.

When Panoramio began, few people had smartphones and nobody shared photos from them. Now most of us have phones in our pockets with optics and image processing abilities that produce excellent photos. Talented photographers everywhere are turning to smartphones as “their other camera” producing amazing images that challenge people’s expectations of what’s possible. And, non-photographers with a little creativity are discovering they too can now create good photos with their phone. And, of course, all of these devices have GPS, making it easier than ever to add photos to a map. Billions of smart phones are the key to enabling Google Maps to provide you with accurate, comprehensive, and recent photos that help you make decisions about where to go or recognize the location when you get there.

Finally, Panoramio is built on old infrastructure that can no longer be maintained. We chose to rebuild it, and we did so in Views. This will enable us to provide more reliable services and far more features as the community grows.

So, let’s get specific about what we’re doing... Here are the details about the migration to Views: Curation tools to customize your profile, since we recognize that photographers want control over how their work is displayed. This will include something like the “Best” feature that Panoramio has today. An easy-to-use migration flow to bring your full resolution Panoramio photos, metadata, and viewcounts into Views. If you’ve already exported Panoramio photos to Google+, you may have duplicates, but our album naming schema should make this easy for you to manage. We will migrate your viewcounts! For now, we suggest leaving your Panoramio photos where they are, but trying out Views for some new photos. When the migration flow is enabled, you’ll avoid more duplication and your viewcounts will be retained. If you choose, your photos that remain on Panoramio un-migrated will continue to be seen on Google Earth and Google Maps (far beyond the migration) if they are associated with a Google account.

The following data and features will not be migrated: Groups (which has not been popular in Panoramio) Favorite photographers (though we’re considering similar features) Comments (since we can’t move comments to Views for those who don’t migrate)

Thank you for being part of the Panoramio community and contributing your photos to help others explore the world. As we migrate to Views, which is a very new product, I assure you we will not do so until we believe the communities needs are met.

Thank you,

Brian McClendon Vice President, Google Maps

Joan Felip on February 9, 2015

Impressive view, amazing BW photo. Like!

Greetings, Joan

Nikolai Karaneschev on February 9, 2015

Beautiful shot! L/F, best wishes, Nikolai.

Christos Theodorou on February 9, 2015

Joan Felip

Nikolai Karaneschev

Many thanks for your visit and comment – Best regards from Athens // Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire – Amitiés d’ Athènes

Christos Theodorou on March 6, 2015


Many thanks for your visit and comments – Greetings from Athens - Christos

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  • Uploaded on April 1, 2012
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: SONY DSLR-A350
    • Taken on 2012/03/18 14:01:37
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 100.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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