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1 07, 2017

What is the Greek Doric order?

By |2019-05-15T19:51:20-07:00July 1st, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|0 Comments

Doric temple at Agrigento, in Sicily. The plain square capitals with triglyphs and metopes over them show this is in the Doric order. When did the Doric style get started? The earliest Greek temples were built of wood, but as soon as the Greek began to build in stone, about 510 BC, they [...]

30 06, 2017

Archaic Greece – Stone temples

By |2017-06-30T15:05:48-07:00June 30th, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|0 Comments

Temple of Herakles, Agrigento, Sicily In early Archaic Greek temples, the columns and the roof were made of wood. To keep the wood from rotting, Greek builders put a flat stone under each column. And to help the columns support the weight of the roof, they put a block of wood at the top of [...]