Monday, April 29, 2013

Greek Architecture - Greece Architecture

Greek or Greece Architecture

Greek people and their art are "origin" for the most of the today's art and for the art during the last 1000 years. It all started from them and others copied and added little details.

Greek people were building Palaces, Temples, Stadiums, Theaters.

Greek people belived in many gods and for each one they had a temple built. They thought that the temple which was made for a specific god was his house. And in every temple they had a enormus stone statue of that god. They worshiped that statue and they thought that that statue is the gods link with the earth and that they can speak to a god by speaking with the statue.
Some of the most famous temples:
Old Temple
Temple of Apollo

Greek Theater
The Greek Theater was a central place of formal gatherings in ancient greece. Not only did the structure serve as the stage for Tragedies and Comedies, but it also provided a forum for poetry and musical events.
This was a place where they "hanged out". Only for rich people.

Greek Stadiums
Athletic events provided the opportunity for all the city-states of Greece to gather and to strengthen their common bonds through competition. Athletic events were a great spectacle in antiquity and for many a peasant the only form of grand entertainment. The Olympic games were born in these stadiums, while wars and disputes among countries were put aside while the games were on. Rome people stole their idea.

Most known to us are the palaces of Minoan Crete, the Mycenaean palaces of Peloponnese, and the Macedonian Palaces of northern Greece. As Greek society developed to be democratic during Classical times, there was no need to build palaces for the leaders.

This was a sneak peek in a Greek architecture. More posts will be made on the subject!

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