#MetKids—How Can I Recognize Ancient Greek Architecture?
Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian—oh my! Build on your knowledge of Greek columns with Ella, age 10, and find out why ancient...
8 Ancient Greek Temples
The temple in the ancient Greek world was perhaps the most recognisable building in the urban landscape. Typically constructed...
A Companion to the Classical Greek World
An excellent and comprehensive overview of the Greek world from the early 5th to late 4th century BCE. Divided...
A Visual Glossary of Classical Architecture
Abacus - a large slab placed above the column capital to support the architrave or an arch placed above it...
Artist's impression of a reconstructed Acropolis, from the 1901 Brockhaus Enzyklopädie.
An `acropolis’ is any citadel or complex built on a high hill. The name derives from the Greek Akro, high or extreme/extremity...
Acropolis - Parthenon (Παρθενώνας - Ακρόπολη) 3D.mp4
The Parthenon (Ancient Greek: Παρθενών) is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the Greek goddess...
Acropolis Plan, Athens
A plan of the acropolis of Athens. Occupied from Mycenaean times, the monuments visible today largely date from the...
The shaded area illustrates the position of the adyton, the most sacred inner part of a temple, usually at the end...
An akroterion (or acroterion), an architectural feature of Classical buildings, particularly temples where they were placed...