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Greek temple click to hear : Greek temple

Building that, in antiquity, was dedicated to a divinity and featured a statue of that divinity.
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antefix tile naos pronaos grille ramp euthynteria stylobate peristyle crepidoma column entablature architrave frieze cornice sloping cornice pediment tympanum acroterion timber

antefix click to hear : antefix

Ornamental element used to decorate the edges and the peak of the roof.

tile click to hear : tile

Hard surface, usually made of baked molded clay, used as a covering for roofs.

naos click to hear : naos

Central part of the temple, designed to house the statue of the divinity.

pronaos click to hear : pronaos

Front section of the temple; it provides access to the naos.

grille click to hear : grille

Trellis enclosing the pronaos or the opisthodomos.

ramp click to hear : ramp

Inclined plane that provides access to the temple.

euthynteria click to hear : euthynteria

Base that serves to level the surface on which the temple rests.

stylobate click to hear : stylobate

Upper section of the crepidoma; it supports the columns.

peristyle click to hear : peristyle

Colonnade with one or more rows surrounding the temple.

crepidoma click to hear : crepidoma

Base upon which the building rests; it is composed of several levels.

column click to hear : column

Fluted circular pillar that supports the entablature.

entablature click to hear : entablature

Section composed of the architrave, the frieze and the cornice; it supports the pediment.

architrave click to hear : architrave

Lower section of the entablature, directly on top of the capitals of the columns.

frieze click to hear : frieze

Section of the entablature between the cornice and the architrave; its decoration varies, depending in the architectural style.

cornice click to hear : cornice

Molding projection atop the entablature.

sloping cornice click to hear : sloping cornice

The inclined section of the pediment.

pediment click to hear : pediment

Triangular section above the entablature.

tympanum click to hear : tympanum

Triangular surface between the cornice and the pediment’s two sloping cornices.

acroterion click to hear : acroterion

Ornamental feature that rests on a base at the apex and corners of the pediment.

timber click to hear : timber

Framework of beams that supports the roof of the building and provides stability.