A Greek Temple

 

LEARN MORE


T he web site "Learn More" is complementary to the web game "An Ancient Temple" and is addressed to educators, parents and young people who are interested in gaining a more systematic knowledge of the construction of the ancient Greek temple

 

THE TEMPLE IN ANCIENT GREECE

T he temples are the most important buildings of ancient Greek architecture. They were religious buildings with harmony and perfection of construction. Three are the main reasons why they distinguished themselves from any other building:

The Greeks had a vital sense of lively religion, participated in the worship with impressive festivals, and believed that their offerings secured the protection of the gods and the prosperity of the city or those making pilgrimage to the great Panhellenic sanctuaries.

The Greeks sought to promote the city and enhance its panhellenic fame through the erection of costly and magnificent monuments

The Greeks believed in the social function of the arts and in the participation of citizens in culture. This included the construction of temples and the creation of monumental paintings or sculptures, the ex-votos, that were commissioned through common decisions of personal initiatives.

 

THE GREEK TEMPLE


A GREEK TEMPLE