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Greek Architecture by Mind Map: Greek Architecture
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Greek Architecture

Temples

The Parthenon (Athens)

Temple of Apollo (Delphi)

Temple of Hephaistos (Athens)

History

Inspiration from Egypt

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

The Three Orders

Doric

Thick columns with shallow flutes

Rest directly on the floor

Ionic

Slender and deeply fluted columns

Corinthian

Ionic but more decorative

Architects

Ictinus & Callicrates with Phidias

Parthenon

Trophonios & Agamedes

Temple of Apollo at Delphi

Common Materials

Wood

Roof beams

Plaster

Sinks and bathtubs

Unbaked brick

Walls

Limestone/marble

Columns and temples/buildings

Terracotta

Roof tiles

Bronze

Decorative details

My (Fabulous) Bibliography

Greek Theaters

Built into hillsides

Auditorium divided into several parts

Orchestra, Stage (chorus and actors)

Theatron, Where audience views play

Skene, Backdrop/building in the background

Parados, Chorus/actor exits (2)

Theater of Dionysus

Audience sat on wooden benches

Rebuilt in stone in late 4th century BCE

Public Buildings

The agora

Marketplace

Gymnasia

Training facility/place for talking

Palaestrae

Wrestling school