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Pteron

PTERON (Gr. irnpbv, 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.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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