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Francis Cranmer Penrose (1817—1903) architect, classical archaeologist, and astronomer

 

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Measuring 100 Attic feet in length, e.g. the width of the octastyle front and the length of the naos of the Parthenon, Athens. Hecatompedon is a temple in which 100 feet is an essential element of proportion (100 Attic feet = 101.241 English feet, according to Penrose).

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