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view of the merit of the Grecian and Roman archite&ture.
- e work itself is divided into five chapters. The first relates to a Doric Portico, which had hitherto been supposed part of a temple dedicated to Augustus. The authors refute this opinion; they shew that this building was dedicated to Minerva, and was not a temple, but the entrance into one of the Agoras or Markets of Athens. This they prove from the form and disposition of the building, from the proportions of the columns, and from the inscriptions on some of the remaining walls. This portico furnishes a most clegant example of the Doric order. The second chapter relates to an Ionic Temple on the Ilissus. The authors make it probable that this building was not a temple of Ceres, according to the common notion, but one dedicated to the hero Pá. nops. This building is an example of the Ionic of a very singular
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