Greek Architecture

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Greek Architecture by Mind Map: Greek Architecture

1. Temples

1.1. The Parthenon (Athens)

1.2. Temple of Apollo (Delphi)

1.3. Temple of Hephaistos (Athens)

2. History

2.1. Inspiration from Egypt

2.2. Borrowed from developed architecture in Near Eastern cities (and Egypt)

3. The Three Orders

3.1. Doric

3.1.1. Thick columns with shallow flutes

3.1.2. Rest directly on the floor

3.2. Ionic

3.2.1. Slender and deeply fluted columns

3.3. Corinthian

3.3.1. Ionic but more decorative

4. Architects

4.1. Ictinus & Callicrates with Phidias

4.1.1. Parthenon

4.2. Trophonios & Agamedes

4.2.1. Temple of Apollo at Delphi

5. Common Materials

5.1. Wood

5.1.1. Roof beams

5.2. Plaster

5.2.1. Sinks and bathtubs

5.3. Unbaked brick

5.3.1. Walls

5.4. Limestone/marble

5.4.1. Columns and temples/buildings

5.5. Terracotta

5.5.1. Roof tiles

5.6. Bronze

5.6.1. Decorative details

6. My (Fabulous) Bibliography

7. Greek Theaters

7.1. Built into hillsides

7.2. Auditorium divided into several parts

7.2.1. Orchestra

7.2.1.1. Stage (chorus and actors)

7.2.2. Theatron

7.2.2.1. Where audience views play

7.2.3. Skene

7.2.3.1. Backdrop/building in the background

7.2.4. Parados

7.2.4.1. Chorus/actor exits (2)

7.3. Theater of Dionysus

7.3.1. Audience sat on wooden benches

7.3.2. Rebuilt in stone in late 4th century BCE

8. Public Buildings

8.1. The agora

8.1.1. Marketplace

8.2. Gymnasia

8.2.1. Training facility/place for talking

8.3. Palaestrae

8.3.1. Wrestling school