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(pl. alae).

1 Rectangular room on each side of the main cella of an Etruscan temple, each with its own door, approached from a deep portico.

2 Small room or alcove on each side of a vestibule or atrium in a Roman house.

3 Space between the naos and flanking colonnade of a Greek temple.

ala. Plan of Etruscan temple (after descriptions in Vitruvius).)

Subjects: Architecture.


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