How did the Greek culture excel in  architecture?

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To say that Greece excelled in architecture is to make a value judgment either concerning excellence in architecture as opposed to the other arts or to value Greek architecture over other architectural traditions. In the latter case, the reason people may claim that Greece excelled in architecture is that its architectural traditions were a major influence on subsequent western art – the Greeks did not manage the technical ingenuity of the Romans or the massive monumentality of the Egyptians.

The major aesthetic strengths of Greek architecture are generally consider is subtle use of symmetry and its integration of sculpture and sculptural qualities into public monumental buildings. Greek theaters remain a striking achievement for the quality of their acoustics.

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