Architectural Works of Iktinos

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When many people hear the word "architecture", they think of big buildings with a modern design to it. When in a big city, one may notice all the buildings usually look the same and there is not much to appreciate about them

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Architectural Works of IktinosWhen many people hear the word "architecture", they think of big buildings with a modern design to it. When in a big city, one may notice all the buildings usually look the same and there is not much to appreciate about them. However, in the Golden Age of Greece, people saw architecture as an art for the gods and goddesses of Greece. To capture the heart of many Greek citizens, Iktinos used different orders of architecture and added special touches to each building, he designed, including the Parthenon, Temple of Epicurean Apollo, and the Telesterion. Iktinos' works are compared by Ionic, Doric, and Corinthian Orders of Architecture, and by the layout and by decoration. According to Byers, there is not much written biographical information on Iktinos. Iktinos was born in some time in the 5th century and there is no know city of where he was born (Bourgoin 101). He is also known as Ictinus or Iktious but, his most commonly used name is Iktinos. During the mid 5th century Iktinos started his reign of designing architecture for building. "Iktinos and Kallikrates were the chief designers of the Parthenon" (182). Iktinos was also the chief architectura

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