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PTERON (Gr. arepov, a wing)

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 616 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PTERON (Gr. arepov, a wing), an architectural term used by Pliny for the peristyle of the tomb of Mausolus, which was raised on a lofty podium, and so differed from an ordinary peristyle raised only on a stylobate, as in Greek temples, or on a low podium, as in Roman temples.
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