Greek Acroterion

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 31 August 2017
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An ancient Greek acroterion (akroteria) or architectural ornament made of limestone, which was placed on a flat base and positioned at the top of a building constructed in the classical style. Greece, c. 250 BCE. (Pushkin Museum, Moscow)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, August 31). Greek Acroterion. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7150/greek-acroterion/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Greek Acroterion." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 31, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7150/greek-acroterion/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Greek Acroterion." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 31 Aug 2017. Web. 27 Nov 2021.

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