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Red Figure Style
pottery with red figures against a black background
Black Figure Style
pottery with black figures against a red background
Theatron
The slope overlooking the orchestra--where the audience sat.
Exedra
recessed area, usually semicircular
Contrapposto
The disposition of the human figure in which one part is turned in opposition to another part, shifting the figure's weight.
Corinthian capital
The capital, or decorative top of the column, is the defining feature of the Corinthian order, and it's a more ornate capital than Doric or Ionic
Fibula
a decorative pin used to fasten garments
Atrium
the court of a Roman house that is partly open to the sky.
Agora
an open square of space used for public meetings in ancient Greece
Orchestra
the circular stage where the performance took place
Cardo
the north-south street in a Roman town
Decumanus
the east-west street in a Roman town
Kourous
a Greek statue of a young man
Kore
a Greek statue of a young woman
Hippodamian plan
a city grid that makes all streets meet at right angles. Accented by the cardo and decumanus, which run through the center of the city as major thoroughfares.
Voussoir
a wedge-shaped block used in the construction of a true arch. The central voussoir is the keystone.
Triumphal arch
a freestanding arch, commemorating an important event, generally a military victory.
Tessera
Tiny stones cut and placed to form a mosaic
Tholos
a temple with a circular plane
Andron
dining room in a Greek house.
Pseudoperipteral temple
a temple with a series of engaged columns around the back and side to give the appearance of peripteral colonnade.
Peristyle courtyard
in ancient Greek architecture, a colonnade all around the cella and its porches.