Grecian Architecture

The Greek people where constantly seeking for perfection. This was evident in their buildings, their government, and their need to be better than everyone else. No culture has had more influence on the western civilization than Greece.

The Greek people where constantly seeking for perfection. This was evident in their buildings, their government, and their need to be better than everyone else. No culture has had more influence on the western civilization than Greece. Many great minds lived in this time and pushed the Greek to further advances. It was a great time of advancement in law, art, drama, math and sport. Greece is a very hot, wet climate with mountains, valleys, forests and seas. There was a lot of trade happening during this time.

Ictinus and Callcrates were the Parthenons architects. The Parthenon was a doric temple built for Athena. Athena was the goddess of many things such as war, fertility, and love. The Pathenon was a Doric temple. It is known as the greatest architectural masterpiece in the world. The Klismos chair was developed in Greece and has definitely lasted the test of time. It is the most famous chair and had been duplicated over and over. It has a curved wooden frame and a seat of plaited leather with a cushion for comfort.

Pottery was the most important minor art form at the time. The pottery showed scenes of of everyday life and of the motifs of the time. There a six principle potter shapes; the amphora, the kylix, the hydria, the oinchoe, the lekythos and finally the Krater. Towards the end of the Greeks reign, a great plague killed one third of the population including the favorite leader, Pericles. Along Pericles, Socraties was put to death because of his constant questioning of the way of learning. The Greeks need to be the best was in fact their downfall.

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