Graeco Roman Architecture


This style of building originated from the Graeco Roman World culture and style, which was seen in Rome. As mentioned before, there are two types of styles used: Ionic and Doris

Ionic Greco-Roman architecture tend to be more decorative than the formal Doric styles. The most surviving buildings of Roman-Greco Architecture lean towards the temples, due to the building material used, although limestone does decay over time with natural erosion.

These styles were used in the Greek temples, due to there success in structure and appeal. Greek temples were designed and constructed according to set proportions, mostly determined by the lower diameter of the columns or by the dimensions of the foundation levels
Greek temples were painted, so that bright reds and blues contrasted with the white of the building stones or of stucco. The more elaborate temples were equipped with very rich figural decoration.

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