Greek Theatre Architecture
The ancient Greeks built open-air theatres where the public could watch the performances of Greek comedy, tragedy, and...
The Gymnasium was a Greek building originally used for athletic activities but which came, over time, to be used also...
Heraion of Olympia
The Archaic temple of Hera in Olympia (7th century BCE).
Hercules & The Cretan Bull
Metope from the west side of the Temple of Zeus, Olympia. Here Hercules tames the Cretan Bull. (470-460 BCE) Olympia Archaeological...
Iktinos and Kallikrates, The Parthenon, 447 - 432 B.C.E.
More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=tWDflkBZC6U Iktinos and Kallikrates (Phidias directed the sculptural...
Interior, Temple of Hera, Selinus
The interior of the Temple of Hera (aka Temple 'E'), from Selinus (Selinunte) in Sicily. The temple was deidcated...
Ionic capital from the Acropolis, Athens, (447-432 BCE).
Ionic Capital, Metapontum
An Ionic capital from a temple of unknown dedication at Metapontum, Magna Graecia, southern Italy. 480-470 BCE.
Kimon: Beautifier of the Athenian Agora
The Classical Athenian Agora began to take shape under the ruling of Kimon. He took power around 479 B.C., as the Athenian...
A lion-shaped sima - the gutter which collected rainwater from the roof of a temple, often containing decorative spouts...