Temple of Olympian Zeus

The Temple of Olympian Zeus or Olympeion can refer to the following ancient Greek temples:

Famous quotes containing the words temple of, zeus, temple and/or olympian:

    After Voltaire: envy is chained to the portico of the temple of glory and can neither enter nor leave.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    And Zeus will destroy this race of mortal men too, when they, at their birth, have grey hair on their temples.
    Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.)

    The difference of the English and Irish character is nowhere more plainly discerned than in their respective kitchens. With the former, this apartment is probably the cleanest, and certainly the most orderly, in the house.... An Irish kitchen ... is usually a temple dedicated to the goddess of disorder; and, too often, joined with her, is the potent deity of dirt.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

    GOETHE, raised o’er joy and strife,
    Drew the firm lines of Fate and Life,
    And brought Olympian wisdom down
    To court and mar, to gown and town,
    Stooping, his finger wrote in clay
    The open secret of to-day.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)