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Repousse
•Repoussé or repoussage is a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side
Rhyton
•A rhyton (plural rhytons or, following the Greek plural, rhyta) is a container from which fluids were intended to be drunk, or else poured in some ceremony such as libation. Rhytons were very common in ancient Persia, where they were called takuk
Schliemann
•German archaeologist who discovered nine superimposed city sites of Troy; he also excavated Mycenae (1822-1890
Tholos
•A tholos (sometimes tholus, from Ancient Greek θόλος) is an ancient Roman feature found in the macellum
Megaron
is the great hall of the Mycenaean palace complexes. It was a rectangular hall, fronted by an open, two-columned porch, and a more or less central, open hearth vented though an oculus in the roof above it and surrounded by four columns.
Thera
is a small, circular archipelago of volcanic islands located in the southern Aegean Sea, about southeast from Greece's mainland
Knossos
•an ancient town on Crete where Bronze Age culture flourished from about 2000 BC to 1400 BC
Mycenae
•an ancient city is southern Greece; center of the Mycenaean civilization during the late Bronze Age
Pylos
is a large bay and a town on the west coast of the Peloponnese, in the district of Messenia in southern Greece. It is the capital of Pylia Province. Nearby villages include Gialova, Elaiofyto, Schinolakka, and Palaionero
Agamemnon
the king who lead the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War
Kouros
the modern term given to those representations of male youths which first appear in the Archaic period in Greece
Kore
daughter of Zeus and Demeter; made queen of the underworld by Pluto in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Proserpina
archaic smile
•The Archaic smile was used by Greek Archaic sculptors, especially in the second quarter of the sixth century BCE, possibly to suggest that their subject was alive, and infused with a sense of well-being
Diskobolus
is a famous lost Greek bronze original that was completed towards the end of the Severe period, circa 460-450 BC
oracle
•a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible
red figure style
•Red-figure vase painting is one of the most important styles of figural Greek vase painting. It developed in Athens around 530 BC and remained in use until the late 3rd century BC. It replaced the previously dominant style of Black-figure vase painting within a few decades
cella
is the inner chamber of a temple in classical architecture, or a shop facing the street in domestic Roman architecture
Peristlye
Greek and Roman architecture a peristyle is a columned porch or open colonnade in a building surrounding a court that may contain an internal garden.
stylobate
classical Greek architecture, a stylobate (στυλοβάτης) is the top step of the crepidoma, the stepped platform on which colonnades of temple columns are placed (it is the floor of the temple). The platform was built on a leveling course that flattened out the ground immediately beneath the temple.
abacus
•a tablet placed horizontally on top of the capital of a column as an aid in supporting the architrave
Fluting
a groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)
Doric order
•the oldest and simplest of the Greek orders and the only one that normally has no base
Ionic Order
•the second Greek order; the capital is decorated with spiral scrolls
Acropolis
•the citadel in ancient Greek towns