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 Greek architecture. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
City planning, ignored by the mainland Greeks, was cultivated by the Hellenistic architects, among them Hippodamus; from them the Romans doubtless acquired their concepts of monumental civic design.
Of the three great styles or orders of architecture (Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian), the Doric was the earliest and the one in which the noblest monuments were erected.
Greek cities were often built in the vicinity of a steep hill called an acropolis that served as a citadel and upon which the principal temples were located for safety.
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The architectural style associated with ancient Greece is seen at its best in the remains of buildings such as the Parthenon and Acropolis in Athens.
Such buildings may be found not only in Greece, but throughout the Mediterranean, in regions that were at one time occupied by the Greeks, eg.
Greek architecture has three styles or periods, each with its distinguishing characteristics.
www.easyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/g/gr/greek_architecture_1.html   (110 words)

  
 Greek architecture on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The front door and balcony of the Woolfolk home, a Greek Revival mansion on 12th Street in Columbus, Georgia, is being renovated by Murray Calhoun.
Murray Calhoun looks over the interior of the old Woolfolk home, a Greek Revival mansion on 12th Street in Columbus, Georgia, he is renovating.
The front of the Woolfolk home, a Greek Revival mansion on 12th Street in Columbus, Georgia, is being renovated by Murray Calhoun.
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 AllRefer.com - Greek architecture (Architecture) - Encyclopedia
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Greek architecture the art of building that arose on the shores of the Aegean Sea and flourished in the ancient world.
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