Peristyle


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peristyle

[′per·ə‚stīl]
(architecture)
A surrounding series of columns; the space enclosed by such columns.

Peristyle

A row of columns around the outside of a building or around the inside of a courtyard.

Peristyle

 

a rectangular court, garden, hall, or similar space enclosed on all four sides by a roofed colonnade. Beginning in the fourth century B.C., the peristyle was an element of ancient Greek dwellings and public buildings (for example, the little courtyards of dwellings in the city of Olynthus). The peristyle was especially popular in Hellenistic Greece (some buildings had two peristyles) and in ancient Rome.

peristyle

1. A colonnade surrounding either the exterior of a building or an open space, e.g., a courtyard.
2. The space so enclosed.
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Through subsistence agricultural modes of production and commerce, the Kreyol language, proverbs, the ideology of Vodou, and the ideological apparatuses of the Lakous (village and family compounds), Peristyles (Vodou temples), herbal medicine, Vodou ceremonies, secret societies, and zombification they recursively (re)organized and reproduced Haitian society in the provinces around the African and Taino practical consciousness or language game of Vodou and communal living, i.
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The following year, a plaque featuring the Fearsome Foursome was unveiled in the Coliseum's peristyle end, marking the 70th anniversary of the Rams.
We read, for instance, about a trio of nameless individuals (two adults and a child) found together with a pickaxe and hoe, in a room adjacent to the peristyle of the House of Menander.
The statue was one of a set that stood on the north side of the peristyle court of the temple, and shows Amenhotep III (reigned 1386-49BC) wearing the red crown of Lower Egypt.
Jashemski (1979:18-19) suggests that very occasionally the peristyle might have contained a few potted plants, but as a rule Greek homes did not include a garden.
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