Monuments of Selinunte

TEMPLE S

Approximately fifty meters to the east of Temple D are the remains of a small, nonperipteral building. On typological grounds it can be dated to the first decades of the sixth century (600-570 BCE), comparable to the so-called Megaron (or Temple R). Only the foundations of this modest building remain: like the so-called Megaron in its original phase, the building has a deep pronaos and cella. The orientation is similar to that of Temple D. An altar to the east is associated with this building. The temple has been variously referred to as the "Temple of the small metopes" and the "Temple of the spiral akroteria." These appellations are based on attempts to reconstruct its entablature, which have been disproven by subsequent research. Two parallel, contiguous structures (of unknown function) flank the temple to the south.