Greek Architecture

Hannah Creel

Why the architects built buildings

  • Greek architects provided some of the finest and most distinctive buildings in the entire Ancient World, they were often built to celebrate civic power and pride,or offer thanks to the gods or goddess of a city for success in war


  • Other structures, such as temples,theaters, and stadiums, would become staple features of town and cities because Greek architects made sure their buildings were built with simplicity,proportion,perspective, and harmony

Architecture Styles

  • Many of the world wide masterpieces were inspired by the architecture in Greece, particularly the Ancient Greece style of Doric,Ionic,Corinthian


  • Due to the rich diversity along several periods such as Minoan,Mycenaean,Classical,Roman,Byzantine,Medieval,Ottoman,Neoclassical, and Cycladic Architecture

Doric Style

  • The Doric styles is sturdy and its top is plain. The Doric Order was the first style of Classical Architecture, which is the sophisticated architecture styles of Ancient Greece and Rome that set the standards for beauty, harmony, and strength

Ionic Style

The Ionic Style is thinner and more elegant.its capital is decorated with scroll-like design and was found in Eastern Greece

Corinthian Style

  • The Corinthian style is rarely used in the Greek World,but often seen on Roman temples.Its capital is very elaborate and decorated with acanthus leaves

Byzantine Empire's economy


  • The Byzantine economy was among the most strongest and powerful economies in the world because they would trade among East and Western Europe


  • Trade, just like during the Late Roman Empire,was the lifeblood of the Byzantine Empire,and its importance kept on escalating with time

Pre-Industrial Societies

  • There are three different types of trade in Pre-Industrial Societies

Local Exchange Trade

  • Local Exchange which is classified as short distances under 50 km or 30 miles on land routes or one day on sea routes

Regional Exchange Trade

  • Regional Exchange which is classified as trade on distances between 50 and 300 km or 30 to 185 miles on land routes or between two and seven days sailing on sea routes

Long Distance Trade

  • Anything longer is classified as long distance trade


  • Constantinople(capital of Byzantine) was the prime hub in a trading network that at various times extended across nearly all of the North Africa


  • There are three different volumes that helped the Byzantine Empire to have excellence economics systems

First Volume

  • The first volume addresses the environment,resources,communications,and production techniques

Second Volume

  • The second volume examines the urban economy;presents case studies of a number of places, including Sordis,Pergamom,Thebes,Athens, and Corinth; and discusses exchange,trade,and market forces

Third Volume

  • The third volume treats the theme of economics institutions and the state and general traits of the Byzantine economy