The Parthenon

A temple of the Doric Order commanding the Acropolis of Athens. The most renowned of Greek temples and one of the most influential buildings in the world of architecture. Built for Pericles by Ictinus and Callicrates and ornamented with sculpture under the direction of Pheidias. A peripetral octastyle plan, with a ratio of about...

Temple of Poseidon

Doric peripteral hexastyle building, with attenuated columns (6.12 m) and the perfected Classical proportion of being just slightly longer than twice its width and representing, with the Parthenon and the Temple of Poseidon at Paestum, the ultimate refinement of the Doric Order. Remnants of its frieze depicting the story of Theseus and the Battle...

The Erechtheion

Ionic temple on the Acropolis of Athens dedicated to Athena Polias, defender of the city; Erechtheus and Poseidon. Architect: Mnesicles. The building is highly irregular, as there are encroaching sacred sites on two sides, and the ground falls away steeply. The main part is an amphi-prostyle hexastyle building with its portico to the east...

Tholos of Delphi

A circular temple or treasury built by Theodorus of Phocaea which established the pattern of circular temples. An early example of a Doric exterior with a Corinthian interior. The exterior and interior had 20 and 10 columns respectively. Location Delphi(Greece)38.48241°N 22.50145°E...

Temple of Asclepius

Doric hexastyle building with 11 columns on the sides, architect: Theodotus. It had pedimental sculpture by Timotheos, including acroteria in the form of small statues. The expense accounts for the construction of this temple have survived.(Picture: The ruins of the temple’s foundations are in the foreground. The columns are part of the Stoa of...

Delian Temple of Apollo

Doric peripteral hexastyle building with 13 columns on the sides. With other temple buildings inside the sanctuary at Delos. Its completion was delayed. The whole site is in a ruinous state and little of the temple remains except the outer part of the crepidoma. Location Delos(Greece)37.40058°N 25.26708°E...

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