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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

Rhythm in Greek Temples

By |2017-06-30T15:14:16-07:00June 30th, 2017|Architecture, Greeks|0 Comments

Temple of Zeus at Cyrene (North Africa) Greek architects weren't just copying their old wooden temples for the fun of it though, or just because they couldn't think of any better ideas. There was a lot of thought behind each little decision. For one thing, these are religious buildings, so they have to [...]