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  • n. Plural form of triglyph.


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  • The Doric order is characterised by squat columns with round capitals and a frieze decorated with alternating triglyphs (three vertical bands separated by grooves) and plain or sculpted metopes (rectangular blocks).

    Renaissance architecture: how to identify the Roman orders

  • The huge city was deeply Greek, with compressed, wide-bellied red Doric columns where we were accustomed to taller, straighter, grayer travertine in the Ionic or Corinthian mode, and with austere metopes and triglyphs below plain friezes where we would expect elaborate statuary.

    Two For The Lions

  • Where is my aged father? let him come near; and where is my son Pentheus? let him take and raise the ascent of a wattled ladder against the house, that he may fasten to the triglyphs this head of the lion which I am present having caught.

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

  • But observe the eaves [of the roof, [22]] where there is an empty space between the triglyphs in which you may let yourself down.

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

  • And they stood at the entrance, marvelling at the king's courts and the wide gates and columns which rose in ordered lines round the walls; and high up on the palace a coping of stone rested on brazen triglyphs.

    The Argonautica

  • In grand and minor proportions, in the disposition of triglyphs in the frieze, in mouldings and general sentiment, he perceived a remarkable freedom from the restraints of his school, -- a freedom which, so far from detracting from the grandeur of the architecture, gave to it a degree of life and refinement which his appreciative eye now sought for in vain among the approved models of the Academy.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 45, July, 1861

  • It seems, at least, rather extravagant to take them carefully away and then restore the temple without a peristyle, for the restored building would probably need at least cornices if not triglyphs or architraves; then why not repair the old ones?

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

  • It was possible to protect wooden columns, architraves and triglyphs from the weather by means of a wide cornice.

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

  • Page 8 Dörpfeld (XV, p. 424) says that the Persians left the walls of the temple and the outer portico standing; that this is evident from the present condition of the architraves, triglyphs and cornices, which are built into the Acropolis wall.

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

  • Again, if we are to suppose that there were open windows where the triglyphs now stand, it will follow, on the same principle, that the dentils of the

    The Ten Books on Architecture


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