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  Ancient Greek Architecture - History for Kids!
During the Greek Dark Ages the palaces were burned, and the roads and bridges and dams mostly fell apart.
Democracy prevents the Greeks from building palaces or big tombs, because politically all men are supposed to be equal, and so it would look bad to have a big palace even if you could afford it.
Greek Art and Archaeology (3rd Edition), by John G. Pedley (2002) This is NOT a children's book, but it has a lot of good information and is pretty readable.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/architecture/greekarch.htm   (643 words)

  
 Albanian Temple Unearthed By UC Archeologists
The monumental temple is "the third of its kind to be discovered at Apollonia and only the fifth in all of Albania," said Jack L. Davis, the Carl W. Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology at the University of Cincinnati.
The exact date of the Bonjakët temple is still unclear, and classics faculty members at UC are researching the origins of the unique figurines and other artifacts.
For the entire temple to be excavated, he believes it will be necessary to purchase their land and the buildings in their compound.
www.uc.edu /news/NR.asp?id=2601   (1148 words)

  
  02.12.01 - Early Greek temple found in Israel by UC Berkeley archaeologist; it opens window on Jewish history
Berkeley - The earliest evidence of a Greek temple in Israel has been discovered by a University of California, Berkeley, archaeologist in excavations of a northern port city that was once King Solomon's harbor on the Mediterranean Sea.
Along with Greek temple columns and fragments of the superstructure, Stewart found a headless statue of the Greek winged goddess Victory (Nike, in Greek) and a beautiful section of floor mosaic depicting women wearing hats full of flowers and fruits.
This evidence of destruction leads Stewart to believe the temple was dismantled in a revival of Jewish traditionalism at Dor that occurred briefly in 100 or 99 B.C., when the Jewish king, Alexander Jannaeus, took control of the city.
www.berkeley.edu /news/media/releases/2001/02/12_greek.html   (803 words)

  
  Greek Art and Architecture - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
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 Temple of Poseidon at Isthmia (early 7th century bc) had a tile roof and was one of the first temples to use cut stone for its walls (its columns were still of wood).
The temple is richly adorned with sculpture—two pediments filled with statues, 92 carved metopes, numerous sculpted roof-ornaments, and a continuous Ionic frieze atop the cella walls of this otherwise Doric building.
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 Design and Construction of the Parthenon
A temple was the house of a god or goddess, that is its cult statue.
The stone base of the temple, the crepidoma, consisted of three or four platforms the edges of which formed a series of steps continuously ascending on all sides of the building to the top one, called the stylobate, which formed the floor of the temple.
Temple architecture of the Greek mainland was in the Doric style, with a square abacus and rounded echinus.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/arts/Architec/AncientArchitectural/GreekArchitecture/DesignandConstruction/DesignandConstruction.htm   (1017 words)

  
  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Greek temples differed from their Roman counterparts in that the colonnade formed a peristyle around the whole structure, rather than merely a porch at the front; and also in that the Greek temple was not raised above ground level on a high podium.
The Parthenon is a typical of Greek temples with its octostyle (eight colum) facade.
449 B.C) The Temple of Apollo Epikourios at Bassae
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Temple_(Greek)   (369 words)

  
  Greek temple - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The temples of Hera at Samos and of Poseidon at Isthmia were among the first erected.
Greek temples differed from their Roman counterparts in that the colonnade formed a peristyle around the whole structure, rather than merely a porch at the front; and also in that the Greek temple was not raised far off ground level on a high podium.
The Parthenon, one of the most famous Greek temples, was dedicated to Athena, goddess of wisdom.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Temple_%28Greek%29   (209 words)

  
 Tarbell : Greek Architecture
Greek clamps and dowels were usually of iron and they were fixed in their sockets by means of molten lead run in.
Above the exterior portico and the vestibules of a temple the ceiling was sometimes of stone or marble, sometimes of wood; in the interior it was always of wood.
When Greek temples were converted into Christian churches, as often happened, it was necessary, in order to conform to the Christian ritual, to reverse this arrangement and to place the principal entrance at the western end.
www.ellopos.net /elpenor/greek-texts/ancient-greece/history-of-ancient-greek-art-9.asp   (1235 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Temple
temple for worship was small and its cella contained only the statue of the god that was the object of veneration; it served religious uses exclusively.
Temple; it was essentially "a house of prayer for all nations" (Isaiah 56:7); prayer to Jahweh was its chief purpose.
Temple (Deuteronomy 26:5-10); and the high-priest laid the sins of Israel upon the heads of the scape-goat (Leviticus 16:21).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14495a.htm   (3529 words)

  
 Ancient Greek Art & Architecture
Greek life was dominated by religion and so it is not surprising that the temples of ancient Greece were the biggest and most beautiful.They also had a political purpose as they were often built to celebrate civic power and pride, or offer thanksgiving to the patron deity of a city for success in war.
The design of the temple was known as dipteral, a term that refers to the two sets of columns surrounding the interior section.
The Greeks made little use of the order; the chief example is the circular structure at Athens known as the choragic monument of Lysicrates (335 B.C.).
www.ancientgreece.com /art/art.htm   (730 words)

  
 GREEK TEMPLE : Encyclopedia Entry
The Parthenon, dedicated to Athena, goddess of wisdom, is the most famous of all Greek temples and remains the most famous building in the world today.
The Parthenon is atypical of Greek temples with its octostyle (eight colum) facade.
Temple F or the so-called "Temple of Concord" at Agrigentum (c.
www.bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Greek_temple   (368 words)

  
 Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The greatest of the early religious types is the Greek temple, which evolved during the thousand years before the birth of Jesus.
There are two types of Greek temple: the Ionic, evolved in Ionia on the eastern shore of the Aegean Sea, and the Doric, evolved on the western shore.
Greek architecture suddenly became that of this rich, powerful Hellenic empire and was forced to break out of the fixed, small-scale vocabulary of forms that had been satisfactory for the Periclean temple.
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 Greek temples
When we think of the Greeks, one of the first images to come to mind is a Greek temple, with its gleaming white columns of marble.
But Greek temples in their original form were not simply gleaming white: they were painted, and had, when the builders could afford it, a great deal of sculptural decoration.
The temple was in some sense a public offering to the god, and laid claim to a sort of stability and permanence individual citizens could not aspire to.
www.siu.edu /departments/cola/dfll/public_html/classics/Johnson/GreekCiv/Lectures/2002/art/temples.html   (777 words)

  
 Temple of Artemis - Ephesus / Turkey
TEMPLE OF To the right of the road leading to Kusadasi can be seen the ruins of the Temple of Artemis (Diana), one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
She is depicted as a multi breasted figure with many facets, and bears the model of a temple on her head, in the form of a crown.
The new temple of Artemis measured 105 metres by 55 metres, and was 25 metres in height, covering an area 6000 square metres in all.
www.ephesusguide.com /temple_of_artemis.html   (487 words)

  
 Greek temple - Definition, explanation
The temples of Hera at Samos and of Poseidon at Isthmia were among the first erected.
Greek temples differed from their Roman counterparts in that the colonnade formed a peristyle around the whole structure, rather than merely a porch at the front; and also in that the Greek temple was not raised far off ground level on a high podium.
The Parthenon, one of the most famous Greek temples, was dedicated to Athena, goddess of wisdom.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/g/gr/greek_temple.php   (533 words)

  
 Temple of Artemis at Ephesus - Crystalinks
The Temple of Artemis (Greek: Artemision; Latin: Artemisium), also known as the Temple of Diana, was a Greek temple dedicated to Artemis completed around 550 BC at Ephesus (in present-day Turkey) under the Achaemenid dynasty of the Persian Empire.
Artemis was the Greek goddess, the virginal huntress and twin of Apollo, who supplanted the Titan Selene as Goddess of the Moon.
The temple of Artemis at Ephesus was destroyed on July 21, 356 BC in an act of arson committed by Herostratus.
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 Seven Wonders of the World - Temple of Artemis
By 600 BC, a Greek architect named Chersiphron (and his son, Metagenes) was engaged and the temple was built.
This Temple was the last of the Great Goddess Temples to remain open and was the site of Goddess worship well into the Christian era.
But after the temple was destroyed by Goths in AD 262, most of the people had got themselves converted to Christianity.
www.sevenwondersworld.com /wonders_of_world_artemis_temple.html   (499 words)

  
 Owl Evolution
Temple is known for being the second-most diverse campus in the country.
Temple students pay for many services and it is the responsibility of both the students who use them, and Student Government to report when these services are not satisfactorily rendered.
Temple offers its students many opportunities to develop in terms of leadership capabilities, personal growth, civic engagement, and educational advancement.
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 Orientation Of Greek Temples
The date of the temple foundation in many cases is pre-Homeric, whilst the basis of the historical account of the feast is probably post-Persic.
There is considerable difference in the deviation of the axes of these two temples from the true east; but this is exactly accounted for by the greater apparent altitude of Hymettus over the distant Mt Pholoe.
The temple at Mycenae was built nearly north and south with an eastern doorway.The star alpha Arietis, which suits the first, seems to point out the dedication of this temple to Jupiter.
www.geocities.com /aleph135/temple15.html   (617 words)

  
 Typical Greek Temple Plan
The temple is roofed in terracotta, with wooden beams and rafters – fire is a constant hazard.
Public worship is carried on outside the temple, which is designed and situated for maximum impact in the context of the surrounding landscape.
A typical formula for the column count in a classical Greek temple is n = 2d +1, where d is the number of columns wide and n is the number of columns on the long side.
www.art-and-archaeology.com /doric/plan1.html   (247 words)

  
 Old-House Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From the 1820s until the Civil War, Greek Revival was a one-style-fits-all building design choice of rich and poor, in town and country, North and South, from the Atlantic Ocean to the new Midwest and around the Cape to California.
The most familiar characteristic of the Greek Revival roofline, however, was a deep frieze, often undecorated except perhaps for a row of the distinctive Greek triglyph and metope ornament.
The Greek Revival was, as its early proponents claimed, America's first truly national style, and it dominated the era of Manifest Destiny.
www.oldhousejournal.com /magazine/2003/february/greek_revival.shtml   (1241 words)

  
 The UnMuseum - The Temple of Artemis
The Greek Artemis is the goddess of the hunt.
The Ephesus Artemis was a goddess of fertility and was often pictured as draped with eggs, or multiple breasts, symbols of fertility, from her waist to her shoulders.
Theodorus's temple was 300 feet in length and 150 feet wide with an area four times the size of the temple before it.
www.unmuseum.org /ephesus.htm   (1510 words)

  
 GREEK TEMPLE ARCHITECTURE
greek temple architecture, and a good deal further information is on hand.
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 Greek Architecture - Crystalinks
These names were used by the Greeks themselves, and reflected their belief that the styles descended from the Dorian and Ionian Greeks of the Dark Ages, but this is unlikely to be true.
The Temple of the Delians is a "peripteral" Doric temple, the largest of three dedicated to Apollo on the island of Delos.
In a customs house, Greek Doric suggested incorruptibility; in a Protestant church a Greek Doric porch promised a return to an untainted early church; it was equally appropriate for a library, a bank or a trustworthy public utility.
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 Greek architecture: The Greek Temple — Infoplease.com
To prevent an appearance of sagging, as in the temple platform (stylobate), or of concavity, as in the outlines of columns, subtly curved or slanting lines were substituted for straight or vertical ones and served as optical corrections.
Names and emblems: Greek archaeology, regional identities and national narratives at the turn of the 20th century.
Greek vs. Greek: From 431 to 404 B.C., Greece's two mightiest city-states battled each other for control of land and sea.
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 Greek Temples
Private groups and individuals were encouraged to contribute to the upkeep of the temple by means of offerings and dedications but otherwise, public participation was limited to taking part in religious festivals and processions.
Typically, the layout of the temple was based on the megaron, a house form that had been around since the Bronze Age.
The panels were decorated with paintings or relief sculpture, often depicting individual episodes from myths related to the god to whom the temple belonged or to the local hero.
www.odysseyadventures.ca /articles/greektemple/greek_temple.htm   (2173 words)

  
 Greek temple discovered in Albania
The temple they have discovered, located in coastal Albania, is only the fifth known stone temple in Albania.
The site is just outside of the ancient Greek city-state of Apollonia, and dates back to the late 6th century B.C. That would put its use in the Archaic and Classical periods, a time from which little has been recovered from inside the acropolis of Apollonia.
The researchers suspected the temple was large, but only recently determined its approximate proportions: 14 meters by 40 meters.
www.physorg.com /news9667.html   (808 words)

  
 Greek Hexastyle Temple: A LEGO® creation by Jim Garrett : MOCpages.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While the Greek temple is a relatively simple structure, I greatly admire the proprotions and the craftmanship that went into their construction.
The temple's peristyle follows the standard formula: the number of columns on each side of the peristyle equals 2 x N + 1 where N is the number of columns on each end.
Most if not all Greek temples are missing their roofs since the wooden timbers used to support them did not survive the more than 2000 years since they were built.
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