- having six columns, as a portico or the facade of a classical temple.
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Hexastyle: Having six columns; as in the case of octastyle for eight.
The west front, in our Engraving, is occupied by an hexastyle portico of the Ionic order, with fluted columns.
The portico was hexastyle, and the square hall behind it consequently provided with thirty-six columns.History of Ancient Art
Franz von Reber
It is necessary to emphasize the fact that the passage back of the hexastyle was the normal means of access to the Pinakotheke.Problems in Periclean Buildings
G. W. Elderkin
The hexastyle temple is necessarily more high and more narrow than the octastyle building.
- a portico or façade with six columns
- having six columns
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