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Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens
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Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

The Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens. Completed 131 CE.
The Erechtheion, Athens
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The Erechtheion, Athens

The 5th century BCE Erechtheion, the Acropolis, Athens.
Arts and Culture in Ancient Greece
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Arts and Culture in Ancient Greece

Aesychlus Aristophanes Base Capital Chorus Comedy Corinthian column Dionysus Doric column Drama Entablature Entasis Euripides Frieze Ionic column Metope Pediment Philosophy Satyr play Shaft Skene Sophocles Tragedy Triglyph Socrates Plato...
Propylaea
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Propylaea

The Propylaea, the monumental gate entrance to the Athens acropolis. Architect: Mnesicles, c. 437–431 BCE.
Propylaea Plan
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Propylaea Plan

The plan of the Propylaea, the monumental gate of the Athens acropolis, c. 437-431 BCE.
Column Drums, Olympia
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Column Drums, Olympia

Column drums from the temple of Zeus at Olympia, 457 BCE. The central hole can be clearly seen which, with a wooden peg, helped hold the column drums in place.
Cornice, Temple of Athena, Priene
Image by S. R. Koehler

Cornice, Temple of Athena, Priene

The entablature of the Temple of Athena, Priene (Turkey), 340-156 BCE. The cornice decoration includes egg-and-tongue designs and also visible is a lion-head water spout.
Monolithic Columns, Corinth
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Monolithic Columns, Corinth

The seven remaining columns of the Doric peripteral temple of Apollo at Corinth (550-530 BCE). The columns are monolithic, that is carved from a single piece of stone.
Akroterion
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Akroterion

An akroterion (or acroterion), an architectural feature of Classical buildings, particularly temples where they were placed at the apex and extremities of the roof.
Aerial View of the Temple of Apollo, Miletus
Image by Carole Raddato

Aerial View of the Temple of Apollo, Miletus

An aerial view (2011 CE) of the temple of Apollo Didymaeus at Miletus (late 4th century BCE).