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APTERAL (from the Gr. eorrepos, wingl...

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 234 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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APTERAL (from the Gr. eorrepos, wingless, a-, privative and Irmpov, a wing), an architectural term applied to amphiprostyle temples which have no columns on the sides; in the Ionic temple on the Acropolis at Athens known as Nike Apteros, the adjective is used, not as applying to the goddess of victory but to the absence of any peristyle on the sides.
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