Myth, landscape and boundaries : the impact of the notion of sacredness of nature on Greek urbanism and architecture

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2006
Pınar, Ekin
This thesis focuses on the impact of the notion of holiness of nature in ancient Greek thought and its reflection on urbanism and architecture with respect to the transformations that took place during the archaic period. The archaic period represented most fundamentally a shift from an era where everything was on the move to an era of territorialism which culminated in the establishment of the polis and the Greek temple. This shift was prominent in the sense that it pointed not only to a basic modification in the lifestyle of Greeks; but also to the formation of Greek identity as opposed to that of foreigners. In this respect, the thesis first concentrates on the foundation of the polis, followed by the emergence of the temple and lastly the orders of the columns. Doing so, it is aimed to analyze the transformation concerning the understanding of nature which was engendered by the Greek territorialist expansion and its effect on Greek urbanism and architecture.

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E. Pınar, “Myth, landscape and boundaries : the impact of the notion of sacredness of nature on Greek urbanism and architecture,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2006.