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"But the progress of neoclassicism was very slow; and Goethe, an enthusiastic student of Vitruvius and Palladio, during his Italian tour, still found the ruins of Paestum repugnant to his sense of classic form." --The History Of Taste [1]

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Paestum is the classical Roman name of a major Graeco-Roman city in the Campania region of Italy. It is located in the north of Cilento, near the coast about 85 km SE of Naples in the province of Salerno, and belongs to the commune of Capaccio, officially also named Capaccio-Paestum.

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