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Prostylos
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Architectural term recorded at Vitr. De arch. 3,2,3, denoting one of the temple forms listed in that work (Temple). According to Vitruvius' description, a prostylos is an ante temple with one row of columns in front of the pronaos (Cella). An extended variant of the prostylos is the amphiprostylos.

Bibliography

W. Müller-Wiener, Griechisches Bauwesen in der Antike, 1988, 217 s. v. P.

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Höcker, Christoph (Kissing), “Prostylos”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1011100>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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