Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication Volume 108

Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication Volume 108

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...independent. The determination ofthe relation which these new walls bear to each other is no less easy. That they are parts of a single structure is evident from their agreement in methods of construction as well as from their conformity to a general architectural plan. The unity which exists among them is, however, most clearly shown by the structural continuity by which they are marked.' The general level is consistent and that of the foundations is uniform throughout. In general plan the Atrium of the second period was a development rather than a mere restoration of that of Nero. The central court, or atrium, did not probably differ in length from that of the preceding period; its width was, however, somewhat increased by the pushing back of the wall on the north. Since the new wall varied slightly in direction from the older one, a difference arose in the width of the court at the two ends, which became much more marked after the extension of the court to the east.' On all sides of the new court there was added a colonnade, or portico, of about 4 meters in width. Auer, ' who maintained that the colonnade consisted of but one story, in order to reconcile the height" of the columns, which can not have exceeded 5 or 6 meters, with that of the windows, held that the portico was covered by a slanting roof, which rested upon the entablature above the columns and was attached to the opposite wall below THE IMPERIAL ATRIUM OF THE SECOND PERIOD. 23 the windows of the second story. It is more probable that the colonnade was composed of two rows of columns, ' one above the other, the lower one of which was from 5 to 6 meters in height' and the upper somewhat less. There was no upper floor corresponding to the...
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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123694058X
  • 9781236940582