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An amphiprostylos ( Greek , plural amphiprostyloi ) is one of the plan forms of the Greek temple .

The amphiprostylos, a further development of the prostylus , consists of the cella and pillars on the front and back of the temple (cf. Vitruvius III 2, 4). The cella can have antennas , pronaos and opisthodom can be formed. Depending on this, one speaks of amphiprostyle temple or amphiprostyle double temple.

Well-known examples of the amphiprostylos are the temple on Ilissos in Athens, the Athena Nike temple on the Acropolis in Athens , the Athena temple of Lindos and the Temple of Apollo III on Delos .


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