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Euthynteria is the ancient Greek term for the uppermost course of a building's foundations, partly emerging from groundline. The superstructure of the building (stereobate and stylobate, columns, walls, and entablature) were set on the euthynteria.[1] Archaeologists and architects use the term in discussion of Classical architecture.


  1. ^ Robertson, D. S. (1929). Handbook of Greek and Roman Architecture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 41.