By Margaret M. Miles
A better half to Greek Architecture presents an expansive assessment of the subject, together with layout, engineering, and building in addition to conception, reception, and lasting impression.
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1 Eretria, first half of the eighth century bce, plan. Source: adapted from Verdan 2013, pl. 7. 2 Kalapodi, South temples. Architectural phases of South temples. ‐D. Niemeier. 2). 50 m, and oriented towards the west (Niemeier 2009; Niemeier 2011; Niemeier 2013). Uninterrupted cult continuity is widespread on Crete, especially in sacred caves and rural sanctuaries. One of the earliest temples of the Early Iron Age has been found at Kommos (Temple A); it was in use from the late eleventh century up to the ninth century bce, when it was replaced by a similar temple, B.
For example, one or more droughts seem to have caused Athenian food shortages and driven modifications of waterworks at Athens and Corinth in the fourth century (Grove and Rackham 2001: 43; see Camp 1982; Robinson 2011: 146). In contrast Theophrastus (Hist. pl. 6) notes the flooding of Copais after heavy rains in 338 bce. A sense of greater climatic cycles can be read in Aristotle’s works. Cold and rainy epochs occurred as predictably as the seasons (Mete. 14352a29); even as sea level rose in some places, it would recede in others.
Pl. 6) notes the flooding of Copais after heavy rains in 338 bce. A sense of greater climatic cycles can be read in Aristotle’s works. Cold and rainy epochs occurred as predictably as the seasons (Mete. 14352a29); even as sea level rose in some places, it would recede in others. Aristotle (Mete. 352a10–16) notes that in the time of the Trojan War, Argos was marshy and unproductive, while the territory of Mycenae had better land and greater fame. But by his time their fortunes were reversed: Mycenae had become dry and unproductive, while the land around Argos was flourishing under cultivation.
A Companion to Greek Architecture by Margaret M. Miles