was a north-south oriented street in Roman cities, military camps, and coloniae. The cardo, an integral component of city planning, was lined with shops and vendors, and served as a hub of economic life.
columns resembling human; seen on the Erechtheon; the caryatids sided with the Persians- therefore must bear the weight of the entablature forever
center: focus point (pyramid, dolman)
perimeter: encloses space (Diocletian's Palace, Great Wall)
both ionic and corinthian combined; Roman
represents the young virgin, capital has acanthus leaves, more Hellenistic
type of stonework found in Mycenaean arch, huge boulders, roughly fitted together with minimal space between stones and no use of mortar, the gaps between boulders are often filled in with smaller stones
an east-west oriented street in a Roman City, crosses the perpendicular Cardo Maximus, the primary north-south road that was the usual main street. The Forum is normally located close to this intersection of the Decumanus Maximus and the Cardo Maximus.
the application of a convex curve to a surface for aesthetic purposes. Its best-known use is in certain orders of Classical columns that curve slightly as their diameter is decreased from the bottom upwards
big stone, pre-historic, tombs, mark space, dolman etc.