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Unformatted text preview: 11-5-08General Terms: High Classical Period, ca 450-400 BC Pericles, ruled 490-429 BC Building Types: Polis- a city, a city-state and also citizenship and body of citizens. When used to describe Classical Athens and its contemporaries, polis is often translated as "city-state”Acropolis– literally means city on the edge – large rectangular shaped building with oversized column supports on front area - The most famous example is the Acropolis of Athens.Propylea- monumental gateway based on the original Propylaea that serves as the entrance to the Acropolis in Athens.Key Terms: Caryatid- sculpted female figure serving as an architectural support taking the place of a column or a pillar supporting an entablature on her headKey Works: Mnesikles, Propylaea, Acropolis, Greece, 437-432 BC - gateway to the upper city of Athena. Entry point for Athenian citizens to access the Parthenon. Sense of barrier and threshold, something that blocks as well as signals the entrance to something special. something special....
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- Fall '08
- Acropolis of Athens, high classical period, BC Building Types, rectangular shaped building