Greek Architecture Essay

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Carlos Sambrano Greek Architecture Greek architecture changed and influenced a lot of the architecture of today. The ancient Classical eras of Greece were undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, having left behind ideas, concepts, and art that created the foundation of what we call “western civilization”. However, the two previous millennia that lead to these ancient eras, as well as the other two millennia that succeeded them are all part of the history of Greece and have left just as rich a cultural footprint. Doric The Doric style is sturdy and its top is plain. This style was mostly used in mainland Greece and in southern Italy and Sicily. | Ionic The Ionic style is thinner and more elegant. Its top is decorated with a scroll-like design. This style was found in eastern Greece and the islands. | Corinthian The Corinthian style is not that used in the Greek world, but often seen on Roman temples. Its top is very elaborate and decorated with acanthus leaves. | | | | | | The Greek Theater was a central place of formal gatherings in ancient greece. Not only did the structure serve as the stage for Tragedies and Comedies, but it also provided a forum for poetry and musical events. Parthenon at Dusk: Completed in the middle of the 5th century BCE, the Parthenon is the centerpiece of the Acropolis and is often regarded as the masterpiece of the Doric order of architecture. Its name refers to Athena Parthenos, or "Athena the Virgin." | The architecture of Ancient Greece is used today in many if not all countries in the Western world for big important buildings, mainly banks or museums. There are loads of banks which have the Ancient Greek classical style, as well as many other cultural

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