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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 875 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PODIUM (Gr. lr66tov, diminutive of ?roils, foot), the name in architecture for a continuous pedestal, or low wall on which columns are carried, consisting of a cornice or capping, a dado or die, and a moulded plinth. In the Etruscan and Roman temples the whole structure was raised on a podium, with a flight of steps on the principal front, enclosed between the prolongation of the podium wall.
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