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perpendicular bisector

The perpendicular bisector of a line segment AB is the straight line perpendicular to AB through the midpoint of AB.

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
93,988 words
Illustration(s):
35

...evaporation; otherwise these buildings were generally without decoration. Olynthos (founded 432 bc , destr. 348 bc ) had a grid plan with ten lots to a block ( see also Planning , §I ). The houses were one-storey with asymmetrical plans (7c). Most were c. 18.3 m square, bisected by a pastas running east-west. The south half comprised a court, sometimes paved with cobblestones and surrounded by a peristyle (for illustration see Olynthos ); the north half comprised the main room, often with a hearth, and the kitchen and bathroom. The andron ,...

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