from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An ancient Greek covered walk or colonnade, usually having columns on one side and a wall on the other.
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- n. In Ancient Greece, a walkway with a roof supported by colonnades, often with a wall on one side; a portico.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek architecture, a portico, usually a detached portico, often of considerable extent, generally near a public place to afford opportunity for walking or conversation under shelter. The Greek stoa was often richly adorned with sculpture and painting. Many examples had two stories.
Crawley’s translation of the Greek word stoa, as “porch” is misleading.
A sect of Greek philosophers at Athens, so called from the Greek word stoa i.e., a "porch" or "portico," where they have been called "the Pharisees of Greek paganism."
As we've previously noted, John Lydon is consecrated to very simple "stoa":
Johnny Rotten's true creed (or "stoa", if you will) has always been:
A curved wall (e) along the water side, with many niches: before it was a row of large columns, of which four remain, but without capitals, I conjecture this to have been a kind of stoa, or public walk; it does not communicate with any other edifice.
SL: I guess that 'stoa' refers to stoicism, but what does it say about your own perception and vision of life?
A temple (d), of which a part of the side walls, and a niche in the back wall are remaining; there are no ornaments either on the walls, or about the niche. — — A curved wall (e) along the water side, with many niches: before it was a row of large columns, of which four remain, but without capitals, I conjecture this to have been a kind of stoa, or public walk; it does not communicate with any other edifice. —
[Footnote 1: The Stoics took their name from the 'stoa', or portico in the
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The name derives from the porch (stoa poikilÃª) in the Agora at Athens decorated with mural paintings, where the members of the school congregated, and their lectures were held.
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