Miletus- Market Gate

  • Make a square whose edges align with the axes of the central quatri-style block, and set it on the podium; its top edge will align with the column bases of the upper story. Call its side length 1.000.

    The distance between the inner column axes is then .500.

    Inscribe a circle in the square, along with its diagonals; this locates the base of the lower columns at height .147 and the lip of the lower cornice at height .854.

    Unfold the diagonals of the square to find the base of the upper entablature at height 1.414.