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The plain panel alternating with the decorated cover‐plate for the roof beam‐ends (the triglyphs) in the Doric frieze. In classical times a sculptured relief decorated the plain space, the series of metopes around the temple illustrating a single theme, e.g. Greeks versus Amazons, Lapiths versus Centaurs, or the Labours of Hercules.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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