noun Architecture. (in a classical temple)
Origin of stylobate
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Stylobate, a series of steps, usually those leading up to a Classic temple.Architecture|Thomas Roger Smith
Stylobate: The flat, continuous surface upon which the columns stand, as in a colonnade.How to judge architecture|Russell Sturgis
The original building was approached by a stylobate of three steps which greatly added to its dignity and proportion.Venice and its Story|Thomas Okey
A flight of steps, enclosed between two walls of the same height as the stylobate, led up to the portico.
Upon this pavement rested the foundations of the stylobate surrounding the pyramid.