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Winged Sandals: History: Greek Architecture

The Winged Sandals explores the magical world of Classical Greek mythology, a place filled with awesome gods, daring heroes and fabulous monsters. Unique, interactive digital storytelling.
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Greek theaters were always built into the side of of hill and they were always open air amphitheaters.  They also had public gymnasiums that were open to male citizens.  

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Greek architecture: Origins of Greek Architecture | Infoplease.com

Origins of Greek Architecture Palaces of the Minoan civilization remain at Knossos and Phaestus on Crete. Of the later Mycenaean civilization,
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The Greeks would lay their bricks without mortar and would treat set bricks with a coating of marble dust and lime.  The would also decorate their buildings with colors and gilding.  Their structures weren't always solid white marble. 

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Spartan Architecture | Spartan Buildings | Architecture of Ancient Sparta

Spartan Architecture | Spartan Buildings | Architecture of Ancient Sparta | Ancient Greek Architecture | Scoop.it
Spartan architecture and their buildings were simple and functional. The homes of the Spartan people would be very similar to their Greek neighbours, from their houses to their hoplite barracks.
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Spartan architecture is much more simple and utilitarian than that of say Athens.  One of the most interesting things about Sparta is the lack of city walls and testament to the confidence they had in their military strength.  

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Minoan Architecture

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Minoan palaces were places for celebrations, workshops, storage, etc.  Apparently they lacked any significant defensive walls due to the Minoan's supremacy at sea.

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Lion Gate, Mycenae, c. 1300-1250 B.C.E.

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=tu5mKn3_h7Y Lion Gate, Mycenae, c. 1300-1250 B.C.E., limestone, relief panel 9' 6" high Speakers: Dr...

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Unlocking Mysteries of the Parthenon | History | Smithsonian

During the past 2,500 years, the Parthenon—the apotheosis of ancient Greek architecture—has been rocked by earthquakes, set on fire, shattered by exploding gunpowder, looted for its stunning sculptures and defaced by misguided ...
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The quality and craftmanship of the Parthenon is a testament to the skill and dedication of the ancient Greek architects.  It's amazing that ancient societies were able to build such magnificent structures with the level of technology they had at hand.

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14-ClassicalGreekArt.pdf

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Greek architecture and sculpting changed greatly over the years but it is interesting to look at the most popular and influential styles.  The severe style for example; where sculptures would have detailed and defined bodies but did not display any form of emotion  

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Greek Architecture

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Greek architects provided some of the finest and most distinctive buildings in the entire Ancient World and some of their structures, such as temples, theatres, and stadia, would become staple features(...)
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The Greeks five architectural orders (Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan, and Composite ) are some of the most well recognized forms of architecture.  As well as their expert carving of limestone and marble have created some of the most beautiful and influential buildings .  

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Architecture in Ancient Greece | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Architecture in Ancient Greece | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Ancient Greek Architecture | Scoop.it
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Architecture - Boundless Open Textbook

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The architecture of Mycenaean citadel sites reflects the society's war-like culture and constant need for protection and fortification. Read more about architecture in the Boundless open textbook.
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Various information specifically concerning Mycenaean architecture.  The iconic Lion Gate is examined.

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Ancient Greece - Art and Architecture, Sculpture, Pottery and Greek Temples

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Information on Ancient Greek Art & Architecture...

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The architecture like many other aspects of Greek society and culture was heavily influenced by their religious beliefs and customs.  But they also represented the civic power and pride of the Greek people. 

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