Flashcards in QUIZ 2 Greek Deck (56)
The inner-most sanctuary of a Greek or Roman
temple is the __ .
A temple with a pronaos at two ends and
without columns at the sides is a __ temple.
The termination of the side walls of a Greek
temple which is typically integrated with a
A niche, doorway or a window framed by 2
columns supporting an entablature with a
The flat projecting band capping the architrave,
separating it from the frieze.
A large convex moulding used principally in the
bases of columns.
A circular temple, or the beehive corbelled
dome used as a treasury or tomb by the
The enclosed area meant for the gods, and
kings, and therefore dedicated for palaces
Blocks with 3 vertical channels found on the
frieze of a doric temple which are considered
originally as the beam ends during the time
when Greek temples were built in timber.
A portico with 3 columns in-between antis.
A portico with 4 columns.
A semi-circular or triangular decorative wall
surface over an entrance, supported by a lintel, sometimes bounded by an arch, with
A sculpted female figure serving as an
architectural support taking the place of a
column or a pillar supporting an entablature on
the head, inspired by the enslavement of the
women of Karyai.
Sculpted female figures bearing baskets on
The 8 stalks supporting the volutes in a
A concave moulding, similar to the gorge but
without the roll.
The steps forming the base of a columned
The upper step forming a platform on which a
The foundation on which a building is erected.
The crowning feature of a column or pilaster,
typically functions as its extended support
(much like a corbel) for the architrave, lintel or
The space between the Doric triglyphs
sometimes integrated with ornamental reliefs.
The principal chamber in a Greek temple
The projecting inclined blocks in Doric cornices
derived from end wooden rafters or roof
beams, that serve as rain drip-guide.
The space between the astragal (ring) of the
shaft and the bottom of the column capital.
The enclosing colonnade surrounding a
temenos, sometimes likewise applies to the
A colonnade erected in front of the scene
building (skene), the top of which eventually
became the stage.
A medium-sized public building for training of
athletes in classical Greek city-states.
The space between the lateral walls of the naos
and the peristyle columns of a temple.
An important entrance, gateway or vestibule in
front of a sacred compound, a citadel,
acropolis or temenos.