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Cella/naos
the enclosed chamber of a temple
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capital
the unit at the top of a column which consists of the echinus and abacus
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cornice
the upper part of the entablature, the edge of the roof.
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mutule
the short strip above the triglyph from which guttae hang
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echinus
the lower part of the capital; earlier like a pancake but later developed at a sharp angle
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Flute
vertical channels in the shaft of a column, in DORIC they go right to the top,in IONIC they close in a curve near the top.
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Shaft
length of the column above the base and below the capital
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taenia
continuous strip below the triglyphs and metopes
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opisthodomos
the porch at the back of a Greek temple
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arris
point between flutes, in Doric pointed, in Ionic a smooth band
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distyle in antis
the arrangement of a porch where two columns appear between the antae
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abacus
square block of stone above the echinus
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metope
the square panels between triglyphs usually containing sculpture.
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antae
the short walls that extend and form the porches of the temple
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entablature
structure carried by the columns which is made up of three parts; the architrave, frieze and cornice
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raking cornice
edge of the roof slanting upwards to the apex
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pronaos
the porch in front of the cella/naos
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architrave
the series of beams supported by the columns
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stylobate
the top step therefore the floor of the temple
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pediment
the gable/ triangular area below the rood, usually filled with sculpture
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Card 2

Front

the unit at the top of a column which consists of the echinus and abacus

Back

capital

Card 3

Front

the upper part of the entablature, the edge of the roof.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

the short strip above the triglyph from which guttae hang

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

the lower part of the capital; earlier like a pancake but later developed at a sharp angle

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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