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This era was known as the Classical Age. The architects were out to make a statement, while creating temples and buildings out of marble and limestone that were breathtaking they also did this to show others the countries’ power and dominance. “In effect, these structures were nothing less than a political statement.” (Sherman & Salisbury, 61) In 600 B.C.E. the Greeks had developed three orders of architecture to describe the various designs of the column. The three orders were Greek Doric, Greek Ionic, and Greek Corinthian.
The Oval Office is a great example of this as its design was possible by the Roman’s design of the Pantheon (Oval Office) (Pantheon. )The Pantheon also influenced the other side of the white house. With its semi circle shape and supporting columns around its outer edge its no surprise it too came from greco-roman architecture (White House A). The columns can be labeled as from the Ionic order by their capitals, similarly to the other side of the white house (White House A). There are more major government buildings that use the formulas of the Greeks and