Classical Greek Architecture

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And the power of the people did not reside particularly in military strength, but more so in the high development of its culture and civilization. The ancient Greeks revealed increased levels of innovation in numerous fields. They for instance focused on sporting activities and other competitions and games; they revered their gods and goddesses and they created new teachings that set the basis of various disciplines.
"Philosophers such as Sokrates, Plato and Aristotle formulated ideas about how the world worked. The study of history was created by Herodotus and Thucydides. Artists tried to find more natural and realistic ways of representing the world. Doctors, like Hippokrates, started to look for rational reasons for the causes of illness and diseases" (The British Museum).
From the architectural standpoint, Ancient Greece created an impressive number of constructions, some lasting through today, and all of them being recollected through history. The values of Ancient Greece were encountered by the Roman Empire, and then adopted to be further transmitted outside Ancient Greece. In this setting then, Ancient Greece has contributed significantly to the formation of the modern day Western Europe (Thornton, 2002).
The Classical Greek Architecture is characterized by a wide array of constructions, out of which the two most popular ones are the temples and…
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