Planning and Designing the Temple


T he procedures of planning and designing the temple are best known from Athens, where the democratic regime had elaborated institutions for all public matters. In general terms, the procedure was following these stages:

  • Proposal of an often prominent citizen towards the Assembly of Citizens or another institutional body for the need of this particular project
  • Proposal's adoption with or without modifications
  • Appointment of a supervisors committee, the temple - builders and selection of an architect who would draw up the exact specifications, that is the technical description of the project
  • Approval of the technical description by the Assembly of the Citizens
  • Preparation of the construction site by hiring craftsmen and workers or contractors to undertake the project or parts of it
  • Supervision of the project by the temple-buliders comitee and the architect, excercising detailed control and authorizing the payment of contractors or craftsmen and workers