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Problems in Periclean Buildings


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This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781500144845
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/10/2014
  • Pages: 28
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.06 (d)

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Ill THE ERECHTHEUM AS BUILT The present plan of the interior of the Erechtheum offers a number of difficulties. Those of a general character may be considered first. Within the cellae of Greek temples, the interior cross-wall is regularly at right .. angles to the axis of the main entrance and not parallel to that axis as in / the west cella of the Erechtheum. The accepted plan of the cella compels an orientation east and west instead of north and south for its two V chambers. The want of harmony in the proportions of the western chamber and the porch which admits to it is hardly to be expected of an architect of the fifth century. He might perhaps be justified by the theory that he labored under restrictions imposed by a complication of cults were it not for the fact that the contemporary architect of the Propylaea planned without regard to sanctuaries (cf. Furtwangler, Sitzb. Miinch. Akad., 1904, 375). The feeling which the north porch creates is that it was intended I to be the entrance to an interior of larger dimensions than those of the I present plan. Difficulties of a specific nature are encountered when one endeavors to find in the plan certain details of the Chandler inscription (I. G., I, 322). A satisfactory parastas cannot be located. It was an interior wall of some sort. The word Trpoa-ro/jnaiov the official name of one of the chambers in the west cella has been derived from irpoa-ropiov which is conjectured to have been the curb about the sacred well (Petersen, Die Burgteinpcl dcr Athcnaia, p. 101). But one naturally asks why the room of the sacred well was not named from nopiov . The fpeap (cnO/uov) was the important object of cult in the room. It is the 0daffaawhich is mentioned by Herodotus, and the fpeap by Pausanias, while nothing is heard about a ...
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