Architecture & Art general key words

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Ampthiprostyle
having a prostyle at each end of a temple, but none along the sides.
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monolithic columns
columns that are made up of one block of stone
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Acroteria
sculptural flourish, floral or figurative objects topping the three corners of a pediment (Athena nike)
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Octostyle
having eight columns at the front of a temple (the Parthenon)
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Hexastyle
having six frontal columns (temple of Zeus)
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coffering
a method of making a decorative ceiling, using diminishing square step-like boxes, which would have been painted brightly
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chiton
Ionic dress of elaborately folded and pinned cloth
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corinthian
a decorative order of architecture capital have small volutes and bands of foliage running underneath (first noticed at Bassae)
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Eleusinian marble/limestone
dark stone from Eleusis, usually used for colour contrast (interior of the Propolyea)
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stereobate
the three stepped platform of a temple
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tholos
a type of building that is circular
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tripteral
temple surrounded by three colonnades
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columns that are made up of one block of stone

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monolithic columns

Card 3

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sculptural flourish, floral or figurative objects topping the three corners of a pediment (Athena nike)

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Card 4

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having eight columns at the front of a temple (the Parthenon)

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Card 5

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having six frontal columns (temple of Zeus)

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