epistyle

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ep·i·style

 (ĕp′ĭ-stīl′)
[Latin epistȳlium, from Greek epistūlion : epi-, epi- + stūlos, pillar; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

epistyle

(ˈɛpɪˌstaɪl)
n
(Architecture) another name for architrave1
[C17: via Latin epistӯlium from Greek epistulion, from epi- + stulos column, style]
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Above the columns are epistyles nine and a half feet long and four feet high, on which you see superbly carved sculptures of the Thessalian battle of the Centaurs and Lapiths, while on the frieze placed high on the inner walls about two cubits from the top, that great artist Phidias has magnificently represented the victories of Athens in the time of Pericles, each frieze being about the height of a ten-year-old boy.