- having eight columns in the front, as a temple or portico.
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Hexastyle: Having six columns; as in the case of octastyle for eight.
The hexastyle temple is necessarily more high and more narrow than the octastyle building.
Octastyle: Having eight columns, when said of a portico; having eight columns in front, when said of a temple or similar building.
There is no example of this sort in Rome, but in Athens there is the octastyle in the precinct of the Olympian.
If an octastyle is to be constructed, let the front be divided into twenty-four parts and a half.