hexastyle


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hex·a·style

 (hĕk′sə-stīl′)
adj.
Having six columns across the front of the portico, as in some Greek temples.

[Greek hexastūlos, having six columns in front : hexa-, hexa- + stūlos, pillar; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

hexastyle

(ˈhɛksəˌstaɪl) architect
n
(Architecture) a portico or façade with six columns
adj
(Mathematics) having six columns
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In the central section (receding towards the western porticus in order to free up space in front of the facade) it houses a hexastyle, pseudoperipteral, Corinthian temple, built of local stone and clad in marble, possibly from Carrara.
Evidence for this interpretation comes from the representation of a hexastyle Doric temple dedicated to the Gens Iulia on an issue of Corinthian bronze coins struck during the reign of Tiberius in A.
Still with all that ad revenue you might have expected Great Buildings to have at least mentioned that Maison Carree is a hexastyle Corinthian temple.