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1 07, 2017

What are fluted columns?

By |2019-06-11T07:30:03-07:00July 1st, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|0 Comments

Fluted columns from the Forum in Rome What does it mean to be fluted? Most Greek and Roman columns (but not all) were fluted. That means they had narrow channels or grooves running up and down them. What is the Doric order? The Ionic order? Corinthian order? Greek archaic temples All our ancient [...]

30 06, 2017

Greek architraves and columns

By |2019-02-01T06:46:36-07:00June 30th, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|0 Comments

A Greek architrave: the stones running along the tops of the columns. This is the Temple of Hera - Agrigento, Sicily (ca. 450 BC) Greek temples on platforms Greek architects wanted to make the temples look more impressive. They started to build temples on top of small stone platforms with steps going up [...]

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 [...]