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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

History : Greek Columns

Our History readings brings us through the ancient Greek civilization. Here's what we learnt about the contribution of the ancient Greeks to architecture. This little poem (from Ancient Greece by Altman and Lechner) aptly describes the three significant Greek column stlyes that are still seen in numerous buildings around the world:
Ionic columns are topped with scrolls.
Doric columns are flat.
Corinthian columns are much more ornate.
And now you know all about that.
Here's our replicas of these columns:

It took us 2 hours of gooey, messy fun to shape these!

Visit Rumphius History Webpage to find out more about how we approach History in our homeschool.

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