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Greek Architecture The architecture of ancient Greece is represented by buildings in the sanctuaries and cities of mainland Greece the Aegean islands southern Italy and Sicily and the Ionian coast of Turkey Monumental Greek architecture began in the archaic period flourished through the classical and Hellenistic periods and saw the first of many revivals during the Roman Empire The roots of Greek architecture lie in the tradition of local Bronze Age house and palaces The following paper will cover the basic forms of Greek architecture One of the many types of Greek building structures was Sacred Architecture The Greeks conceived of their gods in human form as anthropomorphic representations of the forces and elements of the natural world These gods and goddesses were worshipped with sacrifices made at an outdoor altar At many sanctuaries the altar was much older than the temple and some sanctuaries had only an altar The temple designed simply is a shelter or home for the cult statue and as a storehouse for offerings This shelter consisted of a cella back wall a pronaos columned porch an opisthodomus enclosure an antae bronze grills securing the porches and a colonnade that provided shelter for visitors The earliest monumental buildings in Greek architecture were the temples Since these were solidly built and carefully maintained they had to be replaced only if destroyed The architectural orders Doric on the mainland and Ionic in the eastern Aegean were developed in the archaic temples and their lasting example tended to make Greek architecture conservative toward changes in design or in building technology The Archaic period evolved after the Mycenaen palace collapsed in 1200BCE during the dark ages when people began rebuilding This era brought about the introduction of both the Doric and Ionic Orders The Doric Order which originated around 400 BC brought rise to a whole new type of building technique and style In the archaic temples stone gradually started
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