Influence And Impacts Of Ancient Greek Architecture

Zoe Becker Global Period 3 3/10/16

Throughout history there have been millions of inventions that are still used in today’s times. Many inventions have been reincorporated into life now. There were many ancient civilizations that have made history, but there was one main society that had a great impact. For most of us, architecture is easy to take for granted. It is everywhere in our daily lives. Ancient Greek architecture continues to be a major influence throughout the world today. Ancient Greece was a very interesting time. The architecture was not only useful, but admired by many. Greeks created a wonderful and lasting legacy of architecture. The columns were carved with leaves and flowers, scenes of battles, and mythological
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Timbers were used to support and form the structure of the roofing that was usually covered with tile. In domestic architecture, dwellings, shops, and other buildings, construction was much simpler. The use of the different elements of architecture in these ancient civilizations has improved greatly over time. Some tactics were more difficult than others. Architecture is the art of designing and creating buildings. Greek architecture is a very specific and influential type of design, which was based off of the post-and-lintel system. The post-and-lintel system is made up of columns, which are large upright posts, with a roof, or architrave, over the top. This type of architecture began with the Greeks, but has persisted throughout the ages to live on today. Even though it may seem simple, the Eventually these rules became known as orders, and different types of orders developed, with different styles of architecture. Greek architecture has had a long and important legacy in western history. Even now, people continue to copy Greek buildings, and many people go visit the ancient remains of the thousands of ancient Greek buildings that are still standing today. Over all there has been a lasting incorporation of these ancient ideas. Across the world ancient Greek architecture continues to influence modern day

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