Peristyle


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peristyle

[′per·ə‚stīl]
(architecture)
A surrounding series of columns; the space enclosed by such columns.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Peristyle

A row of columns around the outside of a building or around the inside of a courtyard.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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