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Author Miles, Margaret M
Title A Companion to Greek Architecture
Imprint Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2016
©2016
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (996 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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Series Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Ser
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Ser
Note Intro -- Title Page -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- List of Illustrations -- Glossary -- List of Maps -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction -- REFERENCES -- PART I: Invention, Design, and Construction -- CHAPTER 1: Landscape and Setting -- Approaches -- Physical Geography -- Climate and Microclimate -- Ground Cover and Zoning -- From Relief to Landscape -- Agriculture, Gardens, and Groves -- Mineral Resources -- Ancient Responses: Affective, Artistic, and Architectural -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 2: Early Greek Temples -- From the House of Rulers to the House of the Gods -- The Emergence of the Greek Temple: Protogeometric Cult Buildings -- The Birth of the Panhellenic Sanctuaries and the Development of the Temples -- Altars, Cult Bases, Votives, and Dining Facilities -- The Early Use of the Peristyle -- The Peristyle in the Early Archaic period -- The Temple of Apollo at Soros -- Temples as Hestiatoria -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 3: Monumentality and Foreign Influence in Early Greek Temples -- Monumental Scale -- Peristyle -- Stone Construction -- Tile Roofs -- Architectural Orders -- Moldings -- Foreign Influence: Egypt and the Near East -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 4: Origins and Design of Terracotta Roofs in the Seventh Century BCE -- Introduction -- The First Terracotta Roof Systems -- Tile Manufacture and Technical Innovation -- Conclusions -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 5: The Greek East -- The Major Works -- The Kroisos Temple -- The Tunnel of Eupalinos -- Intercultural Context -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 6: The Greek West -- Introduction -- The Geometric and Orientalizing Periods -- The Early and Middle Archaic Periods -- The Late Archaic Period -- The Early Classical Period -- The High Classical Period
The Late Classical and Hellenistic Periods -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 7: The Use of Geometry by Ancient Greek Architects -- Geometry in Greece -- Practical Applications in Greek Architectural Design -- Tools and Drawings -- Examples of Geometry in Use -- Vitruvius' Use of the Greek Tradition of Applied Geometry -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 8: How Buildings Were Constructed -- Literary Sources and Building Inscriptions -- Monumental Building Practices -- Construction Materials -- Quarrying and Transportation of Building Materials -- Site Preparation and Foundations -- Wall Construction -- The Arch -- Architectural Design -- Refinements -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- PART II: Temples and Sanctuaries -- CHAPTER 9: "Internationalism" in Architecture -- History and Topography of Olympia -- Architecture at Olympia -- Foundation I: The Treasury of Sikyon -- Foundation II: The Treasury of Syracuse -- Foundation IV: The Treasury of Epidamnos -- Foundation IX: The Treasury of Selinous -- Foundation X: The Treasury of Metapontum -- Foundation XI: The Treasury of Megara -- Foundation XII: The Treasury of Gela -- Unattributed Architectural Elements -- Philippeion -- Internationalism at Olympia -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 10: Prestige in Greek Sanctuaries -- Introduction -- Prestige: The Story So Far -- The Structure Itself -- The Space around the Structure -- The Experience of the Structure Over Time -- Conclusions -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 11: The Periclean Acropolis -- The Persian War and the Acropolis -- Ruins as Monuments: The Acropolis North Wall -- The Propylaia and the Temple of Athena Polias -- The Mycenaean Era and the Periclean Acropolis -- The Archaic Tradition of Procession -- Non‐Processional Uses of the Ionic Order -- Ionic as Direct Address to the City
The Monumental Effect of the Periclean Acropolis -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 12: Color and Carving -- Color -- Relief Sculpture -- Sculpture in the Round -- The Parthenon -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 13: Attic Sanctuaries -- Geography and Politico-Spatial Organization -- Panathenian Sanctuaries -- Deme Sanctuaries -- Conclusions -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 14: Inscribing Construction -- Introduction -- Building by Committee -- Syngraphai -- Works in Progress -- Accounting -- Inscriptions: Paper, Chisel, and Stone -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 15: The Interiors of Greek Temples -- Light in the Interiors -- Organization of Space -- The Articulation and Placement of Interior Columns -- Interior Stairs, Attics, and Basements -- Cult Images -- Reflecting Pools -- Paintings and Votive Statues -- Furnishings -- Dedicated Vessels, Money, and Gold -- Temples as Museums -- Security -- Rituals inside Temples -- Visitors -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 16: Scale, Architects, and Architectural Theory -- Scale Representation, Vision, and Architects -- Construction Phases of the Didymaion -- Theory, Nature, and Architecture -- Metrology and Modularity in the Didymaion -- Scale and Planning -- Architects and Theory -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- PART III: Civic Space -- CHAPTER 17: Urban Planning and Infrastructure -- Urban Planning -- Stoas -- Roads and Streets -- Water Supply and Fountains -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 18: Protection and Trade -- Early Greek Walled Cities -- Circuits and Masonry Techniques in the Archaic Period -- Transition in Design of Circuits in the Classical Period -- The Late Classical Period on the Greek Mainland -- Hellenistic Fortifications -- Harbors -- Ship Sheds -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 19: The Architecture of Greek Houses
Construction and Materials -- Houses and the Urban Environment -- The Planning and Layout of the Greek House -- Developments in the Late Classical and Hellenistic Periods -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 20: Hellenistic Royal Palaces -- Basileia -- The Palace at Vergina -- The Palace at Pella -- Alexander's Mobile Palace: the "Tent of One Hundred Couches" -- The Palace at Alexandria -- The Ptolemaic River Boat Palace -- The Palace at Demetrias -- The Palace at Pergamon -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 21: The Greek Agora -- Origins -- City Planning and Urban Design -- Stoas -- Fountains and Water -- Civic Life and Politics -- Commerce -- Cult, Religion, and Festivals -- Athletic Competition -- Military Activity -- Memorial Display and Public Honors -- Conclusions -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 22: Athletics -- Introduction -- Footraces: Dromos and Stadion -- Training and Wrestling: Gymnasia and Palaistrai -- Equestrian Events: the Hippodrome -- Conclusions -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 23: Greek Baths -- Introduction -- History of the Study of Greek Baths -- Early Greek Baths -- Western Greek Baths -- Greek Baths in Egypt -- Later Hellenistic Baths in Greece -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 24: Bouleuteria and Odeia -- Bouleuteria -- Odeia -- Two Athenian Odeia -- Enigmatic Buildings -- Setting -- Seating Capacity -- Roofing -- Summary -- Further Research -- Compendium -- Appendix: Recently Excavated and/or Published Bouleuteria/Odeia -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 25: The Greek Theater -- Form: Space, Plan, and Design -- Function: Use and Purpose -- Economy, Geometry, and Multiplicity: Moving beyond Dramatic Performance -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 26: Commemorating the Dead -- Grave Markers -- Tombs and Tomb Paintings -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES
PART IV: Reception -- CHAPTER 27: The Spread of Greek Architecture -- Pre-Hekatomnid Caria -- Pre-Hekatomnid Labraunda -- Hekatomnid Caria -- The Hekatomnid Sanctuary at Labraunda -- Andron B -- North Stoa -- Temple -- Andron A -- Oikoi -- South and East Propyla -- Doric Building, "Magazine Building," and East Stoa -- Architectural Significance and Impact -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 28: Pergamon and Pergamene Influence -- Pergamon and Its Phases of Construction -- The Pergamene Aesthetics of Space -- The Royal District -- The Great Altar -- Pergamene Architecture outside Pergamon -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 29: New Directions in Hellenistic Sanctuaries -- The Offset Axis: The Sanctuary of Athena Lindia, Rhodes -- The Bent Axis: The Sanctuary of Asklepios at Kos -- The Intentionally Circuitous: The Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace -- Smaller-Scale Urban and Suburban Precincts: Priene, Megalopolis, and Pergamon -- Hellenistic Interventions in the Old Sanctuaries: Stoas and Votive Monuments -- Hellenistic Directions in Sacred Architectural Sculpture -- Responses to the Larger Hellenistic World: The Sanctuaries of Foreign Gods and Sanctuaries in Foreign lands -- Conclusions -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 30: Three Seaside Wonders -- Seven Sights or Seven Wonders? -- The Mausoleum of Halikarnassos (circa 350 BCE) -- The Colossus of Rhodes -- The Lighthouse of Alexandria -- A Wonderful Afterlife -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 31: From Hellenistic to Roman Architecture -- Chronology -- Geography and Culture -- Materials and Techniques -- Architectural Type and Style -- Patronage and Purpose -- Theory and Meaning -- FURTHER READING -- REFERENCES -- CHAPTER 32: Hellenistic Architecture in Italy: Consuetudo Italica -- The Late Republic
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Miles, Margaret M. A Companion to Greek Architecture Somerset : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2016 9781118327586
Subject Architecture, Greek
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