Greek Architecture: Mr. Prier 09/14/2009

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Architecture in Greece

Political purpose was to celebrate civic and pride; offer thanks to the war; material consisted of mud brick, stone, wood, limestone, and terracotta

Capital

Top

Shaft

Middle

Base

Bottom

Doric

First order of Greek Architecture (strurdy and plain)

Ionian

Second order of Greek Architecture (thinner and more elegant)

Corinthian

Third order of Greek Architecture (fluted column, elaborate capital decorated w/ ancthus)

Caryatids

Another column scuplted in a female figure supporting elaboture on her head

Temples

Best known for public form of architecture; did not serve as a modern church; a place to leave offerings, helmets, statues and waepons

Tholos Temple

A circular temple for astronomy

Propylea

Large gatehouse entrance to temples

Stoa

Covered walkways; merchants can sell goods, artist can display their work; religious gatherings

Agora

open place assembly; gathering to hear statements of the ruling king; only for free born male citizens

Gymnasium

Training; Athletes completed nude to encourage appreciation of the male body and a contribution to the Gods

Palaestra

Boxing and wrestling; all gymnasiums had one

Bouleutron

Building that held the council of citizens where administration took place

Theatre

Used for public meeting and performances

Lincoln Memorial; Stadiums; White House; The Gatehouse; Spain Caryatids

List all the influences of greek architecture

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