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25 The Late Antique . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture . . . 39 SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE Hadrian. . . . . . . . . Pausanias . . . . . . . . Plutarch. . . . . . . . . Suetonius. . . . . . . . Vitruvius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 40 41 41 41 D O C U M E N T A R Y S O U R C E S . . . . . 42 SIDEBARS AND PRIMARY DOCUMENTS Primary sources are listed in italics The Ruins of Mycenae (Pausanias explains the history behind the ruins of Mycenae) .
In the Bronze Age and the periods of Minoan and Mycenaean strength in Crete and mainland Greece, the temple was not the principal place of worship of the gods. A dwelling place or cult center for the deity was not defined by an elaborate structure so the importance that was to be placed on temple building signaled a new and different attitude to worship. One important consideration must still be remembered. The temple in Greek culture was not a building to accommodate groups of worshipers. It was the house of the god or goddess with a statue of the deity and perhaps some additional rooms that functioned as treasuries, but the rites and sacrifices made to the god were carried out on an altar in front of the temple.
4 TOPICS Surviving Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Minoan and Mycenaean Architecture . . . . . . 8 Greek Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Etruscan Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Roman Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . 25 The Late Antique . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture . . . 39 SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE Hadrian. . . . . . . . . Pausanias . . .
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