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  Ancient Greece
Essays and pictures of ancient Greek Architecture, from the neolithic to the Hellenistic and Greco-Roman periods.
A brief history of Greece is compiled here, as well as articles regarding the history of major Eras, places, and monuments of Ancient Greece.
A timeline of ancient Greece that outlines major periods and events from 8000 to 30 BCE.
www.ancient-greece.org   (198 words)

  
  Ancient Greek Architecture - Great Buildings Online
Fourth Temple of Hera, by Rhoikos of Samos, at Samos, Greece, -575 to -550.
Stoa of Attalus, by unknown, at Athens, Greece, -150.
Temple of Apollo, by Ictinus, at Bassae, Greece, -420 to -410.
www.greatbuildings.com /types/styles/greek.html   (243 words)

  
 Greek Art and Architecture - MSN Encarta
Despite this conflict, the 5th century, often called the Classical period, is usually considered the culmination of Greek art, architecture, and drama, with its highest achievements being the Temple of Zeus at Olympia, the Parthenon in Athens, and the plays of Athenian dramatists Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes.
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.
The principal forms of funerary architecture were circular earthen mounds covering built tombs, rectangular earthen mounds with masonry facades, and mausoleums (large independent tombs typical of the Late Classical and Hellenistic periods).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761561691_2/Greek_Art_and_Architecture.html   (1709 words)

  
  Architecture of Ancient Greece
Architecture (building executed to an aesthetically considered design) was extinct in Greece from the end of the Mycenaean period (about 1200 BC) until the 7th century, when urban life and prosperity recovered to a point where public building could be undertaken.
Architecture, like painting and sculpture, was not seen as an “art” in the modern sense for most the Ancient Greek period.
Marble was an expensive building material in Greece: high quality marble came only from Mt Pentelus in Attica and from a few islands such as Paros, and its transportation in large blocks was difficult.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/a/ar/architecture_of_ancient_greece.html   (1181 words)

  
 Dress and Decor :: Theatre 301, UBC :: Ancient World :: Architecture :: Greece
The temple building in Greece was a reversal of the Egyptian model: compare the Hypostyle Hall with that of the Temple of Hera (left) in the early Greek colony of Paestum in Italy.
The temple in ancient Greece, although superb in its elevational proportions, remained a piece of architectural sculpture.
Hellenistic architecture is characterized by an increase in scale and dramatic effect, reflecting the anxiety and instability of a culture that was under siege.
www.theatre.ubc.ca /dress_decor/ancient_world_architecture_greece.htm   (3446 words)

  
 Ancient Architecture Design & Furniture
In most ancient cultures it is architecture that held the upper hand so to speak, architecture most clearly was a formative influence on ancient furniture design.
In most situations the pattern was generally that developments occured in architecture, flowered and matured, and then were transposed to the realm of interior decoration in ancient homes, and thence moved into furniture design, both in construction and structural methods and also in ornamentation and decoration.
The dowel joint, a round or square bolt, originating in ancient woodworking techniques, was probably first developed in the construction of ancient temples in Egypt and thence became used in egyptian chairs.
www.furniturestyles.net /ancient/architecture   (645 words)

  
 Greek Architecture - Crystalinks
Architecture (building executed to an aesthetically considered design) was extinct in Greece from the end of the Mycenaean period (about 1200 BC) until the 7th century, when urban life and prosperity recovered to a point where public building could be undertaken.
Renaissance architectural theorists took his hints, to interpret the Ionic Order as matronly in comparison to the Doric Order, though not as wholly feminine as the Corinthian order.
Because no treatises on classical architecture survive earlier than that of Vitruvius, identification of such meaning in architectural elements in the 5th and 4th centuries BC remains tenuous, though in the Renaissance it became part of the conventional "speech' of classicism.
www.crystalinks.com /greekarchitecture.html   (2964 words)

  
 Arch History & Theory
The study of architectural history and theory is a broad area of study covered within the OSU architecture curriculum.
Architectural Engineering majors are also required to take ARCH 2003, and then are allowed to choose what course to take to fulfill their requirement of six additional credit hours.
The course concludes with an explanation of the impact of Classical Architecture on the architecture of later centuries; the Gothic of the Medieval period; the architecture of Islam; the revivals of the Renaissance; and the debt owed by the Modern Movement to the creators of the Parthenon and the Panthenon.
architecture.ceat.okstate.edu /programs/arch2.htm   (959 words)

  
 ODYSSEY/Greece
Ancient Greeks lived, worked, and worshipped their gods in architectural spaces.
Classical architecture is based on human proportions, and some think it is still the most beautiful way to relate people to their buildings and communities.
Ancient Greek temples honored the gods, and the same Classical forms can also be seen in some churches today.
www.carlos.emory.edu /ODYSSEY/GREECE/Architecture.html   (320 words)

  
 Greece History: Ancient Greece. Information about Ancient Greece
In the 8th century B.C., in Ancient Greece, the Dorian’s rule declined and the states started to re-emerge.
The Hellenic league, under the leadership of Athens and Sparta decisively defeated the Persians at the battles of Marathon, Salamis and Platea.
The enormous wealth permitted to Athens to flourish in terms of art, architecture, literature, philosophy and politics that is still source of inspiration all over the world.
www.greeka.com /ancient-greece.htm   (868 words)

  
 Greek Architecture - Crystalinks
Architecture (building executed to an aesthetically considered design) was extinct in Greece from the end of the Mycenaean period (about 1200 BC) until the 7th century, when urban life and prosperity recovered to a point where public building could be undertaken.
Marble was an expensive building material in Greece: high quality marble came only from Mt Pentelus in Attica and from a few islands such as Paros, and its transportation in large blocks was difficult.
Because no treatises on classical architecture survive earlier than that of Vitruvius, identification of such meaning in architectural elements in the 5th and 4th centuries BC remains tenuous, though in the Renaissance it became part of the conventional "speech' of classicism.
crystalinks.com /greekarchitecture.html   (2964 words)

  
 Greek Architecture
The architecture of ancient Greece is represented by buildings in the sanctuaries and cities of mainland Greece, the Aegean islands, southern Italy and Sicily, and the Ionian coast of Turkey.
The architectural orders, Doric on the mainland and Ionic in the eastern Aegean, were developed in the archaic temples, and their lasting example tended to make Greek architecture conservative toward changes in design or in building technology.
At Thermon, in northwestern Greece, a succession of buildings from the Last Bronze Age throughout the sixth century BCE show the evolution of the Doric temple from a hall shaped like a hairpin to a long rectangular building with a porch at either end and surrounded by columns.
www.studyworld.com /newsite/ReportEssay/MusicArt/Architecture/Greek_Architecture-381249.htm   (1045 words)

  
 Ancient Greece
The citizens of Greece were given the ability to vote for their leaders and their laws.
The art of the ancient Greeks is often reffered to as "classical art." It is simple and geometric and placed a great emphasis on the beauty of the human body.
The ancient Olympics seem to have begun in the early 700 BC, in honour of Zeus.
www.cedarville.edu /academics/education/resource/schools/chca/othergrades/greecetd/greece1.htm   (1276 words)

  
 ARCHITECTURE OF ANCIENT GREECE
architecture of ancient greece, and a great deal further information can be learned here.
Visit www.greece-facts.com, and find additional information about not only architecture of ancient greece, but also Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika and Cultural Heritage UNESCO Site.
Moreover, www.greece-facts.com will clear things up with respect to architecture of ancient greece and the full expanse next to Greece and architecture of ancient greece.
www.greece-facts.com /Greece-Style/architecture-of-ancient-greece.html   (143 words)

  
 Ancient Greecek - Ancient Greece Art
During most of its ancient history, Greece was a disunited land of scattered city-states, and wars between the city-states probably first occurred by the end of the 8th century B.C. The 8th century also saw Greek expansion into southern Italy and Sicily, where city-states from the Greek mainland established their first colonies.
Classical period of ancient Greek history is fixed between 480 B.C., when the Greeks began to come into conflict with the kingdom of Persia to the east and 338 B.C., when Philip II of Macedonia with son Alexander defeated the Greeks.
Links and information on Ancient Greece: Greek life was dominated by religion and so it is not surprising that the temples of ancient Greece were the biggest and most beautiful...
www.huntfor.com /arthistory/ancient/anc_greek.htm   (1583 words)

  
 Beazley Archive - Bibliographies - Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: )
W.B.Dinsmoor, The Architecture of Ancient Greece (1950, repr.
M.Korres, `The construction of ancient Greek temples' in R.Economakis (ed.) Acropolis Restoration (1994) 20-27.
Architectural terminology in 5 languages explained and discussed; arranged by concepts and forms, so begin from the index in the relevant language.
www.beazley.ox.ac.uk /Bibliographies/ArchitectureBibliog.htm   (645 words)

  
 Architecture in Ancient Greece | Thematic Essay | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ancient Greek architects strove for the precision and excellence of workmanship that are the hallmarks of Greek art in general.
The pediment, the triangular space enclosed by the gables at either end of the building, was often adorned with sculpture, early on in relief and later in the round.
The architectural order governed not only the column, but also the relationships among all the components of architecture.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/grarc/hd_grarc.htm   (1058 words)

  
 Ancient Greece History
Ancient Greece Ages - Information and essays about many aspects including history, culture, government and art.
Ancient Greek Civilizations - Minoans, Myceneans and their rise, Homer, the Odyssey, the Illiad, and heir Dark Ages.
Medicine in Ancient Greece - Essays on medicine in Homer, foundations of Hippocratic medicine, Hippocratic Oath, overview of Hippocratic epidemics, Hippocratic treatise on fractures, illness of maidens, temple cures, and midwives in the Roman World.
www.hellasgr.com /ancient_greece.html   (587 words)

  
 Open Directory - Society: History: By Time Period: Ancient: Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ancient Greece - The history with information on women, myths and legends, Olympics, wars, democracy, Sparta, society, coins, and Pythagoras.
Ancient Greece - Introduction to the Ancient Greek culture.
Ancient Greece - Tells about the people, philosophies, and conflicts that shaped the ancient world.
dmoz.org /Society/History/By_Time_Period/Ancient/Greece   (1324 words)

  
 Ancient Greece Architecture
The refinement of form and the stylistic bravado bestowed upon the Greek temple establishes it as the architectural eye-candy of its time.
Its endurance and proportional harmony rendered it a de facto architectural influence for the last two thousand years of western building tradition.
The Greek Theater was a central place of formal gatherings in ancient greece.
www.ancient-greece.org /architecture.html   (232 words)

  
 Domestic Greek Architecture
Houses were often built of perishable materials such as wood and sun-dried mud bricks, and their location near rivers and shores exposed the dwellings to flooding.
Few examples remain from Neolithic and Bronze Age Greece; therefore, the intent of this study will be to provide a basic introduction to the domestic architectural history of these periods, followed by a more detailed examination, with specific examples, of the Hellenistic period.
Minoan architecture was influenced by Egyptian and Asiatic sources, but was adapted to local traditions and materials.
www2.students.sbc.edu /hill00/greekart/paper.html   (3141 words)

  
 Ancient Architecture | Real Virtual | Columbia University in the City of New York
During the fifth century BCE, the architecture of ancient Greece achieved an unprecedented level of accomplishment in the buildings on the Acropolis in Athens.
The Parthenon, dedicated to the goddess Athena, was one of the most famous buildings in the ancient world and today remains an essential subject for the study of Classical Greek art and architecture.
The architecture of Classical Greece became a cornerstone of later developments in the history of architecture, from the Roman Empire through the twentieth century.
www.learn.columbia.edu /ha/html/ancient.html   (609 words)

  
 Classical Temples I: Lawrence Chapter 13
, with emphasis on temples, which are the hallmark of this architecture.
Works of architecture in themselves are material, perishable, incomplete; but a style of architecture is one of the higher manifestations of Nature, reaching in through the human spirit.
Should we try to grasp as a whole one great period of architecture, one great style of art, like that of Greece, our study is simplified in finding that it presents all the features of a natural growth.
www.brynmawr.edu /archaeology/302.html   (761 words)

  
 Art and Architecture of Ancient Greece
Greek architecture is well known as the beautiful temples raised to glorify the Gods and Goddesses.
Ancient Greek art and architecture are well known, but there are a lot of things that many people don't know.
Sculpture was the one of the main art forms in Ancient Greece, but it was not the only one.
techcenter.davidson.k12.nc.us /spring5/goddess2/artnarch.htm   (1214 words)

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