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Unformatted text preview: royal Mycenaean megaron to a heavy, primitive wood building to a fully developed building type that changes slightly in many ways over several centuries to suit the god and the topography of the site. Paestum (Italy) : As early as the 8th c. BCE, Greek city-states began to colonize the coast of the Mediterranean. Paestum (Greek Poseidonia, named for the god of the sea) was a 6th century BCE Greek colonial city on the flat coast of south Italy. It was a port town that imported and exported goods between Greece and its various colonies. The Apennine Mountains are clearly visible in the distance and provide a backdrop to the temples....
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