atlantes

These were carved male figures serving as pillars. They were also known as telamones.

Atlantes

In Greek architecture, atlantes are figures or half figures of men, used as columns to support an entablature. The term is the plural of Atlas, and originates from the giant in Greek mythology who had to support the heavens upon his shoulders.
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Atlantes

At·lan'tes noun plural [ Latin , from Greek ..., plural of .... See Atlas .] (Architecture) Figures or half figures of men, used as columns to support an entablature; -- called also telamones . See Caryatides . Oxf. Gloss.
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Atlantes

• (n. pl.) Figures or half figures of men, used as columns to support an entablature; -- called also telamones. See Caryatides.
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atlantes

atlantes (ătlăn'tēz) [Latin plural of Atlas], sculptured male figures serving as supports of entablatures, in place of a column or pier. The earliest (c.480–460 B.C.) and most important example from antiquity is in the Greek temple of Zeus at Agrigento, Sicily. The baroqu...
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Atlantes

[Sorcerer] Atlantes was a powerful sorcerer featured in the chansons de geste. The sorcerer built a castle of iron in the Pyrenees to keep knights and ladies he had captured as a diversion for Ruggiero, a Saracen knight. Atlantes feared that Ruggiero would convert to Christianity and aid Charlemagne against the Saracens as he had foreseen t...
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atlantes

male figures used as columns
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