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"What links here" will give some suggestions about the questions this entry should answer. Wetman 05:05, 20 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Proposed merger[edit]

Against Merging . I think Stoae are more of the classical meaning of porticos in the sense that there are no longer stoa being built, but there are still porticos being built (the US capitol was given as an example). Also, Stoa refers to an actual type of building in Greek architecture, while Portico, I believe, refers to any building that is supported by columns and has a roof (regardless of the area, architectural era, etc.). The location of ancient Stoae was usually near a marketplaces and were used specifically for the things listed in the article, while Porticos were used for random things and not necessarily located near a marketplace. Also, Stoa is used in the actualy naming of the building (used as a proper name when combined with the name of the stoa), and many of the articles that link to "Stoa" are speaking about a specific Stoa (Stoa of Zeus, Royal Stoa, etc.) Stoa 19:56, 26 February 2006 (UTC)
Agree. heqs 11:44, 12 April 2006 (UTC)
oppose merger each deserves its own page and there are considerable differences to articulateAnlace 22:45, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
Oppose: For future reference, the merging of terms that seem similar to non-specialists is unwise, as is, more generally, the application of Latin-derived terms to Greek architecture. This article appears to have already suffered from overhasty merging, leading it to term the colonnaded front of a Greek temple a portico. A Stoa is indeed a very specific term that is not interchangeable with portico. --Nefasdicere 19:45, 10 March 2007 (UTC)


"Some well-known examples of classical Doric hexastyle Greek temples:

- but the hera temple has 9 columns. Johnbod (talk) 01:55, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Ancient Egyptian Porticos[edit]

There seem to be many examples of ancient Egyptian porticos prior to the ancient Greek examples, so perhaps that comment on the page should be updated? Willdoherty (talk) 06:49, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Agreed. I was reading in Ezekiel 40:8-9 NIV and it talks about a portico, so that, along with the Egyptian porticoes mentioned should be enough to remove that erroneous statement; "This idea first appeared in Ancient Greece and has influenced many cultures, including most Western cultures." Invmog (talk) 03:43, 28 February 2011 (UTC)