Temple of Hercules

古代ギリシャの神殿

1954, Jordan
Greek capitals in Amman (probably)

Another stamp with Corinthian capitals from Jordan, probably showing a ruin site on a hill in Amman, a Temple of Hercules which was said to have been ordered to be built by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. An example of spreading the Greek style to a wider area by the Romans who loved Greek art.

コリント式の柱頭が描かれたこの切手は、中東のヨルダンから。古代から続く都市アンマンの丘のひとつに、古代ローマの五賢帝のひとり、マルクス・アウレリアス・アントニウスが命じて建てたと伝えられる、ギリシャのヘラクレス神に捧げられた神殿のようです。古代ローマ人が、ギリシャ式の装飾を帝国の各地に持ち込んだ例のひとつですね。

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