- the architrave of a classical building.
Origin of epistyle
Examples from the Web for epistyle
Historical Examples of epistyle
The stone beams of the epistyle lay from axis to axis of the columns.
The epistyle is commonly spoken of by its Roman name, architrave.
VI, may be said to have no frieze, but epistyle and cornice only.How to judge architecture
Both faades were surmounted by epistyle, frieze and pediment.Problems in Periclean Buildings
G. W. Elderkin
The dentils appear in the cornice, it being possible for them to take their true position upon the epistyle.
- another name for architrave (def. 1)