Again, most of the Grecian Doric temples were peripteral,--surrounded with pillars on all the sides.
The last time I was at Paris I remember being struck by seeing for the first time a peripteral building made really useful.
The temple was hexastyle and peripteral, and is supposed to have had fourteen columns on the sides.
It occurs in the peripteral temple at Elephantiné, but that is quite an exception (Fig. 141).
They are all planned like a temple in antis,—the earliest form, from which the peripteral easily follows.
It was peripteral, octastyle; that is, surrounded with a portico of columns, with eight to each façade.
The peripteral temple to the right, is the Typhonium, and immediately behind the great temple is a small one consecrated to Isis.
The peripteral arrangement, which is a constant principle in Greek architecture, is no more than a rare accident in that of Egypt.
But if such a temple is to be constructed in peripteral form, let two steps and then the stylobate be constructed below.
The peripteral columns of the Doric style worthily express the peculiar character of the Dorians by their simple dignity.