Saturday, 7 April 2012

Greek Temple Architecture - The anatomy of the Parthenon Temple on the Acropolis



The Parthenon is a temple on the Acropolis in Athens
Dating to around 430BC
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Aerial Plan of the
Parthenon
Click on the words in red, below, for their definitions.
  1. Frieze
  2. Architrave
  3. Column
  4. Stylobate
  5. Stereobate 
The Frieze and the Architrave are collectively referred to as the entablature.


The Column is composed of a series of interconnecting drums, with a slight swelling towards the middle known as entasis.


The Stylobate and Stereobate form the stepped up platform to the temple floor, this stepped up platform is also referred to as Krepidoma. 

The main image used in this article is an adaptation of an image from wikipedia, here it is Original Source and license

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