Angell, Samuel
Sculptured metopes discovered amongst the ruins of the ancient city of Selinus in Sicily by William Harris and Samuel Angell in the year 1823 — London, 1826

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from the pronaos to the colla, which is divided in its width by
two rows of Doric columns' in a similar manner to the great
temple at Paestum. At the western extremity of the cella is a
space inclosed by walls, which range with the columns ; this
formed, in all probability, the adytum. The posticum is of the
usual plan, with two columns between the antae : these antae
differ from those of the pronaos, being without the enrichment,
and are of the form common to the antse of the Sicilian temples.
This difference in the form of the capitals is not confined to the
antse; the capitals of the columns possess great variety in this
respect; those of the east front, of both flanks, and of the pro-
naos, have the echinus of a considerable curve and great projec-
tion, with a concavity immediately below the annulets, a form al-
ready well known, as observable at Paestum, at the Temple of
Diana at Syracuse, and the Greek Temple at Pompeii, while the
capitals of the western front, and of the posticum, are without
the concavity under the annulets, and have a much less projection
and curve of the echinus. This temple was evidently destroyed
before the building was completed". It now presents an immense
pile of ruins, and, for grandeur or interest, is not surpassed by
any other remains of Grecian antiquity whatever. One shaft of

1 The columns in the cella, diatinganshed on the Plan F, Plate I. by n lighter shade, arc
not restored without sufficient authority; they have been thrown down, but still remain
amongst the ruins, and their original filiations were easily as cert allied, by observing the
manner in which they had fallen. This remark will apply to many parts of the plans as
shewn on the Plate, where, at first sight, the restorations may appear numerous. It will be
ohserved, that only those parts of the plans are shadowed dark of which the materials ac-
tually remained standing in their original situations, anil no restorations whatever have been
ventured on in the Plates, without unqia^tinualilr authority obtained on the spot.

' Among the proofs of this is the state of the columns, some being fluted, others of a
polygonal form in preparation for fluting, and many left quite plain,
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