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  Erechtheum - LoveToKnow 1911
ERECHTHEUM, a temple (commonly called after Erechtheus, to whom a portion of it was dedicated) on the acropolis at Athens, unique in plan, and in its execution the most refined example of the Ionic order.
But there are some features which cannot be so explained, and which have led Professor W. DSrpfeld and others to believe that the plan, as we now have it, is a modification or abridgment of the original design, due to the same conservative influences as led to the curtailment of the plan of the Propylaea.
The contents of the Erechtheum are described by Pausanias.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Erechtheum   (716 words)

 ERECHTHEUM - Online Information article about ERECHTHEUM
Since 'goo the project of rebuilding the Erechtheum as far as possible with the original blocks has again been undertaken.
Stuart, Antiquities of Athens; Inwood, The Erechtheum; H.
Stevens, " The East Wall of the Erechtheum," in American Journ.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /EMS_EUD/ERECHTHEUM.html   (1287 words)

 Dr. J's Illustrated Athenian Acropolis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The Erechtheum was built over a long period of time, since construction was halted during the Peace of Nikias (starting in 421 BC, this was a brief period of respite during the Peloponnesian War) and resumed in 410 BC.
Near the north porch of the Erechtheum is the grave of Erechtheus, mythical king of Athens.
View of Erechtheum with the foundation of an earlier, 6th century, Temple of Athena in the foreground.
people2.hsc.edu /drjclassics/sites/acropolis/erechtheum.shtm   (1042 words)

 The Acropolis
The architect of the Erechtheum, whose name is unknown, exploited the uneven surface at this point to create an unusual temple built on different levels.
The Erechtheum is built in the Ionic order with porches on its east, north and south sides.
Close-up of an Erechtheum Ionic Column from the east porch.
www.grisel.net /acropolis.htm   (1758 words)

 jact.org: Joint Association of Classical Teachers. Erechtheum - sample article
The Parthenon may be more famous, but the Erechtheum has a good claim to be the most influential of all the buildings on the Athenian Acropolis: all over Europe you can find the details of the Erechtheum imitated in neo-classical buildings.
This meant that visitors approached the Erechtheum from the south east and were quite unaware of the different levels involved and the differences between the east and west.
The north porch was both a piece of façade architecture, to be seen from a distance, and a piece of decorative architecture seen from so close to that the exquisite details, not the relationship to the rest of the building, dominated the view.
www.jact.org /publications/sample_erechtheum.htm   (1239 words)

 Erechtheum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Like the monumental Propylaea, the Erechtheum had to overcome irregularities of terrain, and its south and east walls stand some 9 feet above its north and west walls.
Although the Porch of the Caryatids is the more famous, the North Porch, with its elegant carved architectural ornament, is perhaps the more deserving of praise.
The Erechtheum was also where every year, four girls (from wealthy families) spent several months within the house of the Arrephoroi, in service to Athena.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/aegean/thecities/athens_adjuncts/erechtheum.html   (122 words)

 Persian influence on Greece VI: Architecture: Erechteum
Another example of the emulation of artistic ideas can be found in the Erechtheum on the Athenian acropolis.
In one of the wings of the Erechtheum, these female figures carry the roof on their heads.
They are not the first examples of thus type of column in Greece: the caryatids of the Siphnian treasury at Delphi were, according to some art historians, erected after the Greek victory over the Persians in 479 BCE.
www.livius.org /ia-in/influence/influence06.html   (881 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Erechtheum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
BC He designed the propylaea, and the Erechtheum is also sometimes ascribed to him.
He was famous as the maker of the gold lamp in the Erechtheum and a seated image of Hera for a temple at Plataea.
Consisting of much of the surviving frieze and other sculptures from the Parthenon, a caryatid, and a column from the Erechtheum, they were sold to the...
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Erechtheum   (702 words)

 Erechtheum fragment returned to Greece
A fragment of the Erechtheum, or Erechtheion, a small temple on the north side of the Athens Acropolis, has been returned to Greece after more than 100 years and is now on display in the old Acropolis Museum.
The fragment, a piece of the Ionic temple's elaborately carved architrave (the beam of masonry resting on the columns of Greek temples), was formally handed over to Culture Minister George Voulgarakis on Friday morning by retired gymnastics teacher Birgit Wiger Angner from Sweden, during a ceremony held on the Athens Acropolis.
Urging museums that still have sculptured sections of the Parthenon to follow her example, Wiger Angner expressing hope that the British Museum, which is currently in possession of the most significant surviving sections of the Parthenon's sculptured frieze, would do so in the future.
www.ana.gr /anaweb/user/showplain?maindoc=4790261&maindocimg=4789764&service=10   (391 words)

 AllRefer.com - Erechtheum, Greece (Greek Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Its design is sometimes ascribed to the architect Mnesicles.
The Erechtheum contained sanctuaries to Athena Polias, Poseidon, and Erechtheus.
The temple displays the finest extant examples of the Greek Ionic order.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/E/Erechthem.html   (337 words)

 Erechtheum - Phantis
The Erechtheum, or Erechtheion, is an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis of Athens in Greece, notable for a design that is both elegant and unusual.
It had elaborately carved doorways and windows, and its columns were ornately decorated (far more so than is visible today); they were painted, gilded and highlighted with gilt bronze and multi-colored inset glass beads.
The intact Erechtheum was extensively described by the Roman geographer Pausanias (1.26.5 - 27.3), writing a century after it had been restored in the 1st century AD.
wiki.phantis.com /index.php/Erechtheum   (699 words)

 Erechtheum - Definition, explanation
The Erechtheum, or Erecththeion, is an ancient Greek temple on the north side of the Acropolis of Athens in Greece, notable for a design that is both elegant and unusual.
The temple as seen today was built between 421 BC and 407 BC, but it is believed to be a replacement for an older temple, since it is on the site of some of the most ancient and holy relics of the Athenians:
The intact Erechtheum was extensively described by Pausanias (1.26.5 - 27.3).
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/e/er/erechtheum.php   (496 words)

 Saving the Crumbling Parthenon -- Monday, Oct. 03, 1983 -- Page 2 -- TIME
That project is nearly completed; the scaffolding of the Erechtheum is scheduled for removal in 1984.
After tearing down the Erechtheum's walls, they replaced the rods with rustproof titanium, a strong, lightweight metal commonly used in airplane engines and earth-orbiting craft.
Five caryatids of the Erechtheum, which support carvings that acid rains have obliterated, were replaced temporarily with plaster likenesses.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,926246-2,00.html   (728 words)

 The Erechtheion and the story of the Caryatides
“There is also a building called Erechtheum; and before the entrance is an altar of Zeus Hypatos, where they offer nothing that has life, but it is their custom to place cakes thereon and not even to add any wine.
On entering there are altars, one of Poseidon on which they also make offerings to Erechtheus in consequence of an oracle, another of the hero Butes, and a third of Hephaestus.
Layers of civilization: a slab from Erechtheum with a Turkish inscription (in Arabic script) from the period of Ottoman rule.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Arts/Architect.htm   (1126 words)

 Greek Architecture - Other Greek Buildings
The most important of the Ionic temples left to us is the Erechtheum at Athens.
In the Erechtheum, they wished to provide for several shrines in one building, and under one roof.
The irregularity they have made so beautiful and interesting that it is a wonder they did not repeat the idea many times in other structures.
www.oldandsold.com /articles10/famous-buildings-8.shtml   (471 words)

 The American School of Classical Studies at Athens:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
James M. Paton suggested that some of this correspondence be saved and given to the American School, thus, the main reason why Stevens’ papers contain letters which originally belonged to one of the other authors and not Stevens himself.
This booklet was written in conjunction with the Erechtheum book, and it resulted from a need to describe terms in the Appendix of the Erechtheum book.
"The Metropon in the Erechtheum" AJA 12 (1908) 184-197; and
www.ascsa.edu.gr /archives/blegen/stevens.html   (4109 words)

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The peplos was put onto this statue during the Panathenea.
§ There was lots of myth/legend connected to the Erechtheum and many Gods were worshipped here e.g Athena, Poseidon, Zeus, Hermes (alters to these Gods were in the Naos) and tombs of dead Athenian kings.
2) The Erechtheum was not rectangular like most temples, but had two porches (the north and the south) dividing it.
members.lycos.co.uk /sstrickland/erectheum.htm   (816 words)

 Athens and Vicinity Slides
Erechtheum, Porch of the Maidens and S wall from SE
Erechtheum, N porch, detail of doorway and ceiling from E
Erechtheum, N porch with columns, door, coffers, 5th c.
www.canyonlights.com /athensandvicinit.html   (484 words)

 Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, page 223   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Entering through the eastern portico of six Ionic pillars, one came into the cella of Athene Polias, with an image of the goddess, and a lamp that was always kept burning.
He then es­tablished the worship of Athene, and built to her, as goddess of the city (PSllas], a temple, named after him the Erechtheum.
Here he was afterwards worshipped himself with Athene and Poseidon.
www.ancientlibrary.com /seyffert/0226.html   (828 words)

 Erechtheum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The Erechtheum housed the tomb of Erechtheus, the statue of Athena Polias and the cult of Poseidon.
The Erechtheum also housed the cults of Athena Polias ('Athena, Guardian of the City') and Poseidon.
Both Cecrops, who was thought of as half-man and half-snake, and Erectheus were autochthonous
depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu /classics/dunkle/athnlife/erechths.htm   (199 words)

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 The Erechtheum, on the Acropolis, Athens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The Erechtheum, or Temple of Erechtheus, is on the Acropolis in Athens.
The Erechtheum is known for its Caryatid porch, the Ionic statues of female figures which look towards the Doric Parthenon.
In September, the wild grain grows profusely among the ruins, giving the scene an unexpected air of abandonment and peace.
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Erechtheum, Porch of the Maidens and south wall from southeast
Erechtheum, north porch with columns, door, coffers, 5th c.
Erechtheum, northeast corner of entablature (restored) and Ionic capitals
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