Greek architecture

The architectural style associated with ancient Greece is seen at its best in the remains of buildings such as the Parthenon and Acropolis in Athens. Such buildings may be found not only in Greece, but throughout the Mediterranean, in regions that were at one time occupied by the Greeks, eg. Sicily.

Greek architecture has three styles or periods, each with its distinguishing characteristics. These are: Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. These styles were also adopted and adapted by the Romanss.

In modern times, many architects have been influenced by ancient Greece, as can be seen in buildings such as the Église de la Madeleine in Paris.

Notable Greek architects (ancient)




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