Aegean & Ancient Greece Vocab

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Megaron

main reception hall of a Mycenaean palace, consisting of a rectangular hall with a central hearth, fronted by an open, columned porch

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Labyrinth

originally from the Greek word for "double axe," this term commonly means a maze

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Tholos

in Mycenaean architecture, a beehive-shaped tomb with a circular plan

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Dromos

a passageway into an ancient tomb

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Minotaur

half-man, half-bull creature from ancient myth

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Naos

the principle room in a temple or church (often referred to as the cella in ancient architecture)

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Peripteral

(of a building) having a single row of pillars on all sides in the style of the temples of ancient Greece

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Kore

(literally "maiden") an Archaic Greek statue of a young woman

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Kouros

(literally "youth") an Archaic Greek statue of a young man or boy

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Gigantomachy

the battle between the gods and the giants in Greek mythology, often symbolic of the struggle between the cosmic order of the Greeks and the forces of chaos and/or "barbarian" outsiders

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Contrapposto

the Classical convention of representing human figures with opposing alternations of tension and relaxation on either side of a central axis to give figures a sense of the potential for movement (the asymmetrical balancing of the human body)

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Chryselephantine

a statue made of gold and ivory

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Symmetria

the visible harmony of definable parts within a unified whole (commensurability of parts)

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Ethos

inner character, habit or self-discipline

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Panathenaic Festival

a festival held every 4 years in Athens where a new peplos was presented to an ancient wooden statue of Athena

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Tessera

a small block of stone, tile, glass, or other material used in the construction of a mosaic

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Mausoleum

a building, especially a large and stately one, housing a tomb or tombs

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Pathos

your immediate personal reaction to an experience

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Mausolos

A provincial governor for the Persian Empire, this person is best remembered for his monumental tomb, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, the name of which is used in general terms today.

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Praxiteles

This sculptor created the first monumental nude statue of a goddess in the Greek world.

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Lysippos

This sculptor was so favored by Alexander the Great that no other artist was allowed to make his portrait.

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Alexander the Great

This ancient Macedonian ruler exacted revenge on the Persian Empire, and then continued his conquests, ultimately establishing the largest empire the ancient world had ever seen.

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