All The Temples

Okay guys, for those of you who take Classic or will take Classic for A-Levels and has Greek Architecture and Sculpture. Here's a little something I made.

I'll say, this is the personification of cramming because I have my exam tomorrow.

I hope this help and Good Luck to everyone doing Classic :) 

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Style &
Date & &
Name Dedication Architect(s) Material Column Information Unusual features
Period Measuremen
Peripteral style
Originally made out of wood but
over time replaced with
A disc terracotta acorterion
placed on top the empty
pediment One column was found with 16
600BC Hera &…

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Decorative flowers, on the SW
corner. 3 of the columns have a
second band more of decoration
No opisthodomis
Peripteral Fix mix of 2 orders, Ionic and
Hexastyle Doric

Centre of the building is place No metopes
asymmetrically within the Made out of traventine and
available space sandstone
Smaller than…

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A bronze Nike was placed upon marble roof
the pediments as an acroterion a pool of water and olive oil at
The proportion of the temple is the foot of the Chryselephantine
similar to the Parthenon Zeus
Used the Olympic feet as Nike on the tripod of Zeus' hand

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Peripteral style
Double naos with pronaos and
opisthodomis Has a reflecting pool, carved in
Has 6 prostyle columns front of where the Athene
Parthenos was placed
Smaller west naos has 4 columns
Based on a precise mathematical
The east naos had a U-shaped
432BC Phiedias formula linked with the ratio…

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Was built to house the wooden
Athene Polias
Named after a snake king
Built over on the North and West
sloped ground ­ only available
Sites of sacred shrines, dotted
around, so incorporated it onto
the design
No room for balancing West
porch therefore couldn't run
East-West, so…

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East ­ Battle of the Gods Could have been used as a look
Replaced another Temple of out post during the wars
Athene Built during the Peloponnesian
Continuous frieze War
Rich and feminine There's no decoration on the
temple itself
Contrasts against the Propylaea
Has a pronaos, naos and


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