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ORTHOSTATAE (Gr. bpOovrarils, standin...

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 341 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ORTHOSTATAE (Gr. bpOovrarils, standing upright), the term in Greek architecture given to the lowest course of masonry of the external walls of the naos or cella, consisting of vertical slabs of stone or marble equal in height to two or three of the horizontal courses which constitute the inner part of the wall.
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