archaic greek architecture

archaic greek architecture - royal Mycenaean megaron to a...

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Archaic Greek Architecture: The megaron : Mycenaean king's ceremonial hall The temple : develops from the megaron, king's hall, to the temple, the god's hall. Not a congregational building, the temple is the embodiment, in a natural setting, of the god's presence. As Greek civilization matures and cities develop, the temple is sometimes the centerpiece of the city, the focus of civic values, and sometimes erected in a pastoral or wild natural setting. The temple was a focal point of the Greeks’ early cities, recalling the city's origins and its relationship to its patron gods. The development of the Doric style represents the development of the temple form from the
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Unformatted text preview: royal Mycenaean megaron to a heavy, primitive wood building to a fully developed building type that changes slightly in many ways over several centuries to suit the god and the topography of the site. Paestum (Italy) : As early as the 8th c. BCE, Greek city-states began to colonize the coast of the Mediterranean. Paestum (Greek Poseidonia, named for the god of the sea) was a 6th century BCE Greek colonial city on the flat coast of south Italy. It was a port town that imported and exported goods between Greece and its various colonies. The Apennine Mountains are clearly visible in the distance and provide a backdrop to the temples....
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