Unformatted text preview: entasis: The bulging out of the column shaft near the middle. Erechtheus: Foster child of Athena and early king of Athens, sacrificed at Poseidon's hands for the good of the city. frieze: band of decoration, often carved, found above the columns on a temple. Hephaistos: Lame smith-god and god of fire. He had an altar in the Erechtheion; the ever-burning lamp there may also refer to him. Karyatid: A columnar support carved in the shape of a woman. Kekrops: Legendary first king of Athens who served as a witness at the contest between Athena and Poseidon for Athens. His tomb, the Kekropeion, lies underneath the southwest part of the Erechtheion. libation: A liquid offering poured out on the ground, generally wine. order: The style chosen for a Greek temple. Exs: Doric, Ionic. Pandrosos: One of the daughters of Kekrops, the only one obediant to Athena's instructions. She...
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- Fall '09
- Zeus, Greek temple, Greek City, literally high city