See also:term quoted by
See also:Vitruvius (iii . 2) for the opening in the
See also:middle of the roof of decastyle temples, of which " there was no example in Rome, but one in Athens in the
See also:temple of
See also:Jupiter Olympius, which is octastyle." But at the
See also:time he wrote (c . 25 B.C.) the
See also:cella of this temple was unroofed, because the columns which had been provided to carry, at all events,
See also:part of the
See also:ceiling and roof had been taken away by Sulla in 8o B.C . The decastyle temple of
See also:Apollo Didymaeus near
See also:Miletus was, according to
See also:Strabo (c. so n.c.), unroofed, on account of the vastness of its cella, in which precious groves of
See also:laurel bushes were planted . Apart from these two examples, the references in various writers to an opening of some kind in the
See also:roofs of temples dedicated to particular deities, and the statement of Vitruvius, which was doubtless based on the writings of Greek authors, that in decastyle or large temples the centre was open to the
See also:sky and without a roof (
See also:medium autem sub divo est sine tecto), render the existence of the
See also:hypaethros probable in some cases; and therefore C . R . Cockerell's
See also:discovery in the temple at Aegina of two fragments of a
See also:stone, in which there were sinkings on one side to receive the tiles and covering tiles, has been of
See also:great importance in the discussion of this subject . In the conjectural restoration of the opaion or opening in the roof shown in Cockerell's
See also:drawing, it has been made needlessly large, having an
See also:area of about one quarter of the superficial area of the cella between the columns, and since in the
See also:Pantheon at Rome the relative proportions of the central opening in the dome and the area of the Rotunda are 1: 22, and the
See also:light there is ample, in the clearer atmosphere of
See also:Greece it might have been less . The larger the opening the more conspicuous would be the notch in the roof which is so greatly objected to; in this respect T . J .
See also:Hittorff would seem to be nearer the truth when, in his conjectural restoration of Temple R. at
See also:Selinus, he shows an opaion about
See also:half the relative
See also:size shown in Cockerell's of that at Aegina, the coping on the side
See also:elevation being much less noticeable . The problem was apparently solved in another way at Bassae, where, in the excavations of the temple of Apollo by Cockerell and Baron Haller von Hallerstein, three marble tiles were found with pierced openings in them about 18 in. by to in.; five of these pierced tiles on either side would have amply lighted the interior of the cella, and the amount of
See also:rain passing through (a serious
See also:element to be considered in a
See also:country where torrential rains occasionally fall) would not be very great or more than could be retained to dry up in the cella sunk pavement .
In favour of both these methods of
See also:lighting the interior of the cella, the sarcophagus
See also:tomb at
See also:Cyrene, about 20 ft. long, carved in imitation of a temple, has been adduced, because, on the top of the roof and in its centre, there is a raised coping, and a similar feature is found on a tomb found near
See also:Delos; an examisle from
See also:HYPATIA Crete now in the
See also:British Museum shows a pierced tile on each side of the roof, and a large number of pierced tiles have been found in
See also:Pompeii, some of them surrounded with a rim identical with that of the marble tiles at Bassae . On the other
See also:hand, there are many authorities, among them Dr W . Dorpfeld, who have adhered to their
See also:original opinion that it was only through the open doorway that light was ever admitted into the cella, and with the clear atmosphere of Greece and the reflections from the marble pavement such lighting would be quite sufficient . There remains still another source of light to be considered, that passing through the Parian marble tiles of the roof; the
See also:superior translucency of Parian to any other marble may have suggested its employment for the roofs of temples, and if, in the framed ceilings carried over the cella, openings were
See also:left, some light from the Parian tile roof might have been obtained . It is possibly to this that Plutarch refers when describing the ceiling and roof of the temple of
See also:Demeter at
See also:Eleusis, where the columns in the interior of the temple carried a ceiling, probably constructed of timbers
See also:crossing one another at right angles, and one or more of the spaces was left open, which Xenocles surmounted by a HYPAETHROS roof formed of tiles .
See also:James Fergusson put forward many years ago a conjectural restoration in which he adopted a
See also:clerestory above the super-imposed columns inside the cella; in
See also:order to provide the light for these windows he indicated two trenches in the roof, one on each side, and pointed out that the great
See also:Hall of Columns at
See also:Karnak was lighted in this way with clerestory windows; but in the first place the light in the latter was obtained over the
See also:flat roofs covering
See also:lower portions of the hall, and in the second place, as it rarely rains in
See also:Thebes, there could be no difficulty about the drainage, while in Greece, with the torrential rains and
See also:snow, these trenches would be deluged with
See also:water, and with all the appliances of the
See also:day it would be impossible to keep these clerestory windows water-tight . There is, however, still another objection to Fergusson's theory; the water
See also:collecting in these trenches on the roof would have to be discharged, for which Fergusson's suggestions are quite inadequate, and the gargoyles shown in the cella
See also:wall would make the peristyle insupportable just at the time when it was required for shelter . No drainage otherwise of any kind has ever been found in any Greek temple, which is fatal to Fergusson's view . Nor is it in accordance with the definition " open to the sky."
See also:English cathedrals and churches are all lighted by clerestory windows, but no one has described them as open to the sky, and although Vitruvius's statements are sometimes confusing, his description is far too clear to leave any misunderstanding as to the lighting of temples (where it was necessary on account of great length) through an opening in the roof . There is one other theory which has been put forward, but which can only apply to non-peristylar temples,—that light and air was admitted through the metopes, the apertures between the beams crossing the cella,—and it has been assumed that because
See also:Orestes was advised in one of the Greek plays to climb up and look through the metopes of the temple, these were left open; but if Orestes could look in, so could the birds, and the statue of the
See also:god would be defiled . The metopes were probably filled in with shutters of some kind which Orestes knew how to open .
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