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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ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE. 65

the temple of Fortuna Equestris near the
Stone Theatre, and others made after the
same proportions. Both these sorts are
inconvenient; for the ladies, when enter-
ing the temple to worship, cannot pass the
columns arm in arm unless they go side-
ways : also by the frequency of the co-
lumns, the view of the door, and the signs
Or trophies of the deity, are hid, and the
narrowness of the porch is inconvenient for
walking.

The Diastyle has this distribution, viz.
three diameters of the columns between
the intercolumniations, as in the temple of
Apollo and Diana. This has its inconve-
niences; because the architrave, on ac-
countof the distance between the columns,
is liable to break.

In the Arseostyle they use neither stone
nor marble, but make the beams of durable
timber. This kind of building is straggling
and heavy, low and broad. The pinna-
cles are generally ornamented with fictile
or earthen ware, or brass gilt after the
Tuscan manner, as is to be seen in the
Circus Maximus at the temple of Ceres,
and in Pompey's temple of Hercules, and
also in the Capitol.
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