Lecture 3 - Greece I. Columns date back Egypt a....

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Greece I. Columns date back Egypt a. Hatshepshut i. Senmut changed the post and lintel system slightly 1. Faceted posts (columns) 2. Block on top of column to support lintel 3. Broken stone reinforced by capital (head of column) a. Anthropological b. Saqqarah i. Decorated capitals (papyrus blossoms) II. Knossos a. Bronze b. For legendary King Minos i. Locked his wife in the labyrinth c. Minoan Culture i. Sophisticated ii. Peaceful iii. More open and tolerant d. Immense palace e. 1500 years lasts f. Decoration on the walls i. Fresco g. Palace Columns i. 100s of columns ii. Highly decorative iii. Get wider as they go up 1. Broad shouldered idea (human body) iv. Magic 1. Find small columns left as totems a. Votive offerings (for gods) v. Power symbol 1. If you have columns = important person III. Tiryns a. Mycenean culture i. Warlike ii. 1500 – 1300 BCE b. Iron Age c. Megaron i. Throne room ii. Power center of culture iii. Used Minoan columns 1. Thick at top iv. More developed capitals 1. Flat piece with rings under it v. Made of wood
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vi. Structure 1. Porch 2. Three doors 3. Inner porch a. Exclusivity 4. Single Door 5. Throne Room a. Fire pit in center i. Power b. Four columns around it d. Base i. Giant rocks and boulders
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