Ancient Athenian Building Methods, Issue 21
William B. Dinsmoor
ASCSA, Jan 1, 1984 - Architecture - 32 pages
While this booklet is illustrated solely with materials from the Athenian Agora, it also provides a concise introduction to building styles and techniques that will be useful to anyone interested in ancient Greek architecture. From financing to tools, and from mason's marks to the clamps that held blocks together, no detail is omitted in this well-illustrated text. The different parts of monumental buildings, from the foundations to the tile roofs, are all discussed with clear drawings to indicate how the whole was constructed.
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2nd century B.C. 3rd century 5th century B.C. Agora Akropolis ancient building antefix architecture architrave Athenian Agora Athens Attalos II bedrock Bouleuterion Building accounts buildings required capital carved ceiling century after Christ chisel Classical Coffered colonnade colors construction Corinthian cornice cover tiles decorative elements dentils door Doric and Ionic early 5th century eaves tiles edge empolion entablature Erechtheion flat flutes foot lengths frieze front cover Greek buildings Hellenistic Hephaisteion horizontal band Ionic column joint surface Laconian late 5th century lifting bosses lifting devices limestone LYKABETTOS marble masons material metopes Metroon Middle Stoa mosaic floor Mount Hymettos mud brick orthostates painted pan and cover pebbles Pentelikon Propylaia pry holes public buildings re-used reconstruction rectangular revetment Roman period roof tiles Roofing systems rope round shafts so-called stoa South Stoa southeast square Stoa of Attalos stone temple terracotta sima top and bottom treated with anathyrosis usually vertical wall wooden