Flashcards in Topic 1 Ancient Greek Architecture Deck (17)
When was the classical period
480-323 BC or '5th Century BC'
What advancements were made in the classical period, use names and terms.
Literature - Homer and 2 epic poems. Iliad & Odyssey
Advancements in Technology and math - Pythagoras and the golden ratio
What is the Fibonacci sequence and how does it work.
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13
Greek Theatre was based on
Religion and festivals surrounding Dionysus.
Who is Dionysus
The god of wine, drunkenness, madness, ecstasy, masks and impersonation.
What is Epidaurus and what is it known for
It is a small city in Greece, known for the birthplace of the Epidaurus theatre stage as well as healing temples.
What is so amazing about the stages in Epidaurus
The acoustics in the performance spaces .
What is the significance of rectangles in Greek Architecture.
Rectangles were the foundation of all the architecture in Greece.
What is an Eccyclema
It is a low platform on wheels that's rolled out of the skênê to bring out interior scenes into the sight of the audience.
What is the Machina
A basket or platform lowered from above in scenes. Was used as 'intervention by the gods'
What are the Pinakes
Painted panels used in the openings of the Greek plays.
Who is the God of Healing and what animal is associated
Asclepius, non venemous snakes
Who is Hippocrates, He is not a god.
He separated medicine from religion. In todays time, people take a Hippocratic oath as a pledge of service.
What is a Periaktoi
Rotating painted triangles for quick scene changes.
Characteristics of Cothurnus (costume)
6-7 inch boots
less important characters have shorter boots.
Characteristics of Onkos (costume)
High ornate headdress