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Northeast view of the Temple of Athena Nike, a amphiprostyle temple.

In classical architecture, amphiprostyle (from the Greek ἀμφί (amphi), on both sides, and πρόστυλος (prostylos), a portico) denotes a temple with a portico both at the front and the rear.[1] The number of columns never exceeded four in the front and four in the rear. The best-known example is the tetrastyle small Temple of Athena Nike at Athens.

See also the Temple of Venus and Roma.

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  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Amphiprostyle". Encyclopædia Britannica. 1 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 891.