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Definition: Greek architecture was noted for its orders: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. Each style was different and served a slightly different purpose. The purpose was originally to keep the tall and ornate temples to the gods standing. The result was a new way of construction.

Related Resources:
Ancient Greece
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Archimedia: Architecture in Ancient Greece
Understand just how revolutionary Greek architecture was.

Lots of Pictures as Examples
Architecture is a visual discipline. See the buildings to understand the forms.

Theatre of Dionysus
See this ancient theatre built to honor the god of joyous life and how it became a showcase for Greek drama.

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