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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one diameter of the whole building for its
height; half is for the cupola, exclusive of
a flower on the top of the pyramid : the
size of the flower shall be the same as a
capital of the columns; the other parts
may be according to the proportions al-
ready written.

By the same general proportions other
kind of temples are built, but have dif-
ferent dispositions of their parts; as the
temple of Castor, in the Circus of Flami-
nius: and the temple of Vejovius, between
the two groves ; also the temple of Diana
of the Groves ; where the columns are
added on both sides the walls of the porch.
This kind of building, as in the temple of
Castor, in the Circus, was first used in the
temple of Minerva within the Citadel at
Athens, and in the temple of Minerva at
Sunium, in Attica. They have the same
proportions as the others ; for the cell is
in length double its breadth; and the same
rule is followed for the sides as for the

Some there are who use the Tuscan dis-
position of the columns although they are
pf the Corinthian or Ionic orders,
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