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Detail of the façade of the Colosseum (FlavianAmphitheater), Rome, Italy, ca. 70-80 CE. Roman

Interiorof the Pantheon, Rome, Italy. 118-125 CE. Roman

Dionisiac mystery frieze, Second Style wallpaintings in the Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii, Italy. ca. 60-50 BCE. Roman


The hole in a dome shaped ceiling


The cylinder under the dome in architecture


is a continuous porch formed by a row of columns surrounding the perimeter of building or a courtyard.

Portraits of the four tetrarchs, from Constantinople (now inVenice). ca. 300 CE. Roman

. Colossal Headof Constantine, from the Basilica Nova, Rome. ca. 315-330 CE. Roman

Arch of Constantine, Rome. ca. 312-315 CE. Roman

Restored cutaway view of the Christian community house,Dura-Europos, Syria, ca. 240-256. Early Christian


taking parts of other things to make something new. incorporating old things into new things particularly in architecture


a raised platform on which a person stands to make a public speech, receive an award or medal, play music, or conduct an orchestra.


A church but that is also a home of some sort because why not


he study and interpretation of types and symbols, originally especially in the Bible.

8-1. Sarcophagusof Junius Bassus, Rome, Italy. ca. 359 CE. Early Christian

Plan ofOld St. Peter’s, Rome, Italy. Begun ca. 319 CE. Early Christian

Plan of Santa Costanza, Rome, Italy. ca. 337-351CE. Early Christian


noun: basilica; plural noun: basilicasa large oblong hall or building with double colonnades and a semicircular apse, used in ancient Rome as a court of law or for public assemblies.a building similar to a Roman basilica, used as a Christian church.the name given to certain churches granted special privileges by the pope.


The center walk way in a basillica


The cross piece of the cross


the front of the basillica. It had the podium.a large semicircular or polygonal recess in a church, arched or with a domed roof, typically at the eastern end, and usually containing the altar.

central-plan building

round, polygonal, or cruciform in design, gathered considerable momentum in the West as well as in the East in the course of the 4th and 5th centuries.


A walk way around a space.

Christ as Good Shepherd, mosaic from the entrance wall of the Mausoleum ofGalla Placidia, Ravenna, Italy. ca. 425 CE. Early Christian

Anthemius of Tralles and Isidorus of Miletus. Hagia Sophia,Constantinople. 532-37 CE. Byzantine

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Aerialview of San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy. 526-547 CE. Byzantine

Justinian, Bishop Maximianus, and attendants,mosaics on the north wall of the apse, San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy. ca. 547 CE.Byzantine


a picture or pattern produced by arranging together small colored pieces of hard material, such as stone, tile, or glass.


a curved triangle of vaulting formed by the intersection of a dome with its supporting arches.

Christ blessing [Sinai Pantokrator] Mount Sinai, sixthcentury CE.

David Composing thePsalms, folio 1 verso of the Paris Psalter. ca. 950-970 CE. Byzantine

Interior of the Church of the Dormition (lookinginto the dome), Daphni, Greece. ca. 1090-1100 CE. Byzantine

Pantokrator, Theotokos and Child, angels andsaints, apse mosaic in the cathedral, Monreale, Italy. ca. 1180-90 CE. Byzantine


is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, from Eastern Christianity and certain Eastern Catholic churches. The most common subjects are Christ, Mary, saints and/or angels.

pantokrator (almighty Lord)

The Christ Pantocrator of St. Catherine’s Monastery at Sinai is one of the oldest Byzantine religious icons, dating from the sixth century AD. It is the earliest known version of the pantocrator style that still survives today, and is regarded by historians and scholars to be one of the most important and recognizable works in the study of Byzantine art as well as Orthodox Christianity.


is a title of Mary, mother of Jesus, used especially in Eastern Christianity. The usual Latin translations, Dei Genetrix or Deipara (approximately "parent (fem.) of God", are translated as "Mother of God" or "God-bearer".


the rejection or destruction of religious images as heretical; the doctrine of iconoclasts.

illuminated manuscript

a manuscript in which the text is supplemented with such decoration as initials, borders (marginalia) and miniature illustrations.