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The South Porch or Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion. Caryatids (or Karyatids) are female figures used as architectural supports in place of columns -- a feature associated with Ionic architecture.
The South Porch or Caryatid Porch of the Erechtheion. Caryatids (or Karyatids) are female figures used as architectural supports in place of columns -- a feature associated with Ionic architecture. - The Roman architect Vitruvius wrote that Caryatids were supposed to represent the women of the southern Greek town of Caryae which supported the invading Persian force in 480 BC. After the Persian Wars, the other Greek states forced them to carry objects by Kevin T. Glowacki and Nancy L. Klein
The Roman architect Vitruvius wrote that Caryatids were supposed to represent the women of the southern Greek town of Caryae which supported the invading Persian force in 480 BC. After the Persian Wars, the other Greek states forced them to carry objects

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