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Stylobate

Stylobate (Greek: στυλοβάτης): base for setting columns.

The stylobate of the temple of Segesta

Greek temples were usually built on a low, stepped platform or crepis, which consisted of usually three levels. The top level was called the stylobate; the lower levels can be called the stereobates. To make the building look more harmonious, the stylobate was slightly curved ("curvature").

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