Rudiments of ancient architecture, containing an historical account of the five orders, with their proportions, and examples of each from antiques also, extracts from Vitruvius, Pliny, &c. relative to the buildings of the ancients — London, 1810 (4. Aufl.)

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36 RUDIMENTS OF

that polished people and city, would have
justly been considered as the grossest bar-
barism: the temples, the sacred buildings
were destroyed, and levelled with the
ground; so that at one stroke the works
of ages were desolated, the labours and
ingenuity of thousands destroyed, and pos-
terity deprived of every trace of this order,
in the place of its nativity and nurture.—
Although Rome would not suffer Corinth
as a rival city, there is no doubt she
deigned to follow the rules and laws of art
established by her vanquished enemy, es-
pecially in Architecture. The elegance
and purity of style in many of her build-
ings clearly evince Grecian ingenuity and
art.

. The profile here given, is according to
Palladio's measurements of the Corinthian
pillars to the portico of the Rotunda, com-
monly called the Pantheon at Rome: the
universal celebrity of this structure, point-
ed it out as a proper example.

The moderns have adapted the follow-,
ing proportions : " The column is twenty
modules in height ; the entablature five
modules ; the base one module, and may
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