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    The Greek and Romans were two contrasting civilizations that both valued Architecture but approached it and used it differently from one another. Ancient Greek architects strove for precision, beauty and excellence which hallmarked Greek Art in general. They paid very much attention in ensuring many of their buildings mirrored one another. This obviously meant the Greeks were under strict rule to when it came to designing their mammoth structures. There precision in ensuring that buildings were replications of one another eventually erected rules of the required width the pillar should be and the consideration of the height of these soaring pillars. These rules eventually implemented themselves as orders. There development and adoption of…

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    Greek Architectural Orders

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    Architectural Order of The Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion It is common knowledge that Greek temples are admired remains of the ancient world, but what isn’t known by most is the ingenious architecture behind them. The Greeks took great pride in their temples, building them near flawlessly and placing them on the highest ground in every city, so that they could be admired from up close and a distance. There are several monuments that showcase the brilliant architectural orders of Ancient…

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    In both Marina Yeroulanon’s chapter, "Architecture in City and Sanctuary", and Olga Palagia’s chapter of “Architectural Sculpture” and it is apparent that there was a drastic change in the form of architecture over a few centuries in Greek civilization. In Yeroulanon’s chapter there an emphasis on the Doric and Ionic on the evolution of the architecture in terms of the creation of different types of buildings. Palagia’s chapter was more orientated towards the variations in the sculptures with…

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    Hellenistic Architecture

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    The portico was surrounded by an agora (a square for people's assemblies), the territory of the temple, palaestra, which existed in every Greek city. Everywhere on the slopes of the hills there are stone theaters - the most notable were built in Delphi, Dodona, Oropos, Priene, Pergamum and Syracuse. A universal distribution of the Ionic order became popular in the temple architecture, especially in Asia Minor. The reconstruction of the temple of Artemis in Ephesus continued, a magnificent temple…

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    Pantheon Research Paper

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    exterior wall giving it the unique beauty. The Parthenon is built using Doric order style and is supported by fluted ionic columns which make it stand out. The function of a building is also related to its architectural style. Architects generally are of the view that a building’s appearance must be able to illustrate its use and meaning. Hence, one can correlate a building’s function to its architectural style. The Greek Parthenon building symbolizes the power and wealth of the Athenians. The…

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    In 447BCE, Pericles began the project he is most famous for: the building program on the Acropolis. The program's chief aim was to restore various Athenian temples and build more temples and other great buildings to glorify Athens. Furthermore, it offered Athenians the chance to display their imperial might through their architectural achievements. In 447/6 BC, work was begun on building the Parthenon. The Parthenon was designed to house an enormous gold and ivory statue of Athena, which was…

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    Roman Dwellings This weeks Discussion forum is very interesting, at least in my opinion. I personally love architecture, especially Greek and Roman architecture. if that was not obvious from last week's discussion forum. I will start with the dwellings inside of the city. City Dwellings This weeks Discussion forum is very interesting, at least in my opinion. I personally love architecture, especially Greek and Roman architecture. if that was not obvious from last week's discussion forum. I…

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    As a temple created for the goddess Athena, the Parthenon is one of the greatest structures of the ancient world and a symbol of ancient Greek culture. In the 1800s after the Parthenon was partially destroyed, Lord Elgin took pieces of the Parthenon back to London and is now in the British Museum. For centuries many people believe that the British Museum should return the Parthenon Marbles aka the Elgin Marbles back to Greece. These Marbles have great historical and cultural significance in…

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    Definition The definitions of a physical unique hotel may be different, but what they all have in common, is that they are either placed a uniquely beautiful place, or the building itself is unique. Physically unique hotel is a hotel which appears differently than the others and it makes it interesting and original. People can say at first glimpse that it is a physical unique hotel. There were special efforts put in the idea of the appearance and the process of building it was different (for…

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    Classical Period DBQ Have you ever wondered why buildings look the way they do today? Most of them were modeled after the architecture of ancient Greece. Also, several inventions from the ancient eastern hemisphere, we still use today, such as architecture, transportation, and the calendar. Many things from ancient Eastern Hemisphere influence our lives today. To start off, multifarious Greek architecture influenced buildings today. For example, countless buildings in our country’s capital…

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