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  • Small Temples The Doric Style
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    Greek Architecture and the Parthenon Architecture according to Encarta 99 is the art or science of designing and constructing buildings. There are many different types of architecture, but they all eventually trace back to the Greeks and Romans. The Greek's roots lie in the Aegean civilization; nevertheless its particular characteristics have made it one of the most established influences in Western architecture. One of the most important and famous examples of Greek architecture is the Partheno...
  • Later Great Writers Of Choral Lyrics
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    The ancient statues and pottery of the Golden Stone Age of Greece were much advanced in spectacular ways. The true facts of Zeus main reason for his statue. The great styles of the Kouros and the Kore. The story of The Blinding of Polyphemus, along with the story of Cyclops. The Dori and Ionic column stone temples that were built in Greece that had an distinctive look. The true colors of the vase, Aryballos. The vase that carried liquids from one place to another. The Lyric Poetry that was origi...
  • Greek Order Sall Through Greek Architecture
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS Table OF contents / List of Illustrations... i Preface... ii The Tunnel of Eupalinos... 1 Intro to Greek Architecture... 2 Tools and Materials Used... 3 The Greek Orders... 4 Doric Order... 4 Ionic Order... 5 Corinthian Order... 6 The Parthenon... 6 The Theater at Epidaurus... 7 The Temple of Athena Nike... 8 Works cited... LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS Figure 1: The Acropolis... CP Figure 2, 3, 4: The Tunnel of Eupalinos... 1, 2 Figure 5: The Doric Order... 5 Figure 6: The Ionic Order...
  • Parthenon's Columns
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    The Greeks had an eager individualistic strain that led them to high levels of creative thinking in art, science, and literature. They were by nature sensitive to beauty and made its creation and enjoyment an important and necessary part of their lives. The Parthenon is a beautiful monument noted for its perfect simplicity of design and the harmony of its proportions. 1 From the architecture, to the sculpture, to the history of this great monument the Parthenon remains a masterpiece. The Parthen...
  • Parthenon The Parthenon
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    The Parthenon The Parthenon was a temple to the patron goddess of Athens, Athena. Located atop Athens's Acropolis, the Parthenon was an architectural masterpiece. I twas constructed between 447 and 432 BCE by the Greek sculptor Phidias and the Greek architects Icterus and Callicrates. It the largest temple in Greece. However, subtle elements used in the construction create amazing effects. All of the 46 massive stone columns lean inward slightly, the flutes on the columns taper off a bit near th...
  • Ancient Greek Ideas Of Columns
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    Behind the complex understanding of Greek architectural design lay the backbone of all Greek lifestyle, Sacred Architecture. The temples built in Ancient Greece were extraordinary in their design, planning, and construction. Some of the more simple temples were built with solid limestone blocks, which were surfaced with stucco made of marble dust (Greece, 1). Other temples were made completely of solid marble or other near-indestructible materials. These temples were constructed to worship the g...
  • Used Columns Their System
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    Greek Architecture Greek influence is vis able in everything that we have today. Our laws, cities and even our system of government all come from aspects of greek civilization, but maybe what we have been influenced the most gy the greeks is in architecture. Maybe the reason this is, is that it was a new form of architecture that had little to do with function and everything to do with looks. A good example is the Greek temple. They were built in honor of the gods, but the architects were most l...
  • Most Famous Greek Temples
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    The Greek culture has had a huge impact on the history of the world. There is something Greek in almost everything, especially in the world's architecture. Greece no longer had one king, so they focused on building temples for their gods. Architecture began small and plain but evolved into impressive pieces of art. As time passed from the Archaic period to the Hellenistic period, the people of Greece developed a type of formula for their buildings and their pieces of art. In Ancient Greece, reli...
  • Greeks In The Parthenon And Other Structures
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    When work began on the Parthenon in 447 BC, the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power. Work on the temple continued until 432; the Parthenon, then, represents the tangible and visible efflorescence of Athenian imperial power, unencumbered by the depredations of the Peloponnesian War. Likewise, it symbolizes the power and influence of the Athenian politician, Pericles, who championed its construction. Some historians believe that Athens concluded a peace treaty with Persia in 449, two ye...
  • Pediments Of Many Doric Temples
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    Greek architecture begins with the simple houses of the Dark Age and culminates in the monumental temples of the Classical period and the elaborately planned cities and sanctuaries of the Hellenistic period. As in any time or place, the raw materials available and the technologies developed to utilize them largely determined the nature of the architecture. The principal materials of Greek architecture were wood, used for supports and roof beams; unbaked brick, used for walls, especially of priva...

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