Abacus: element placed on the upper part of the capital and which constitutes the support of the above architrave.
Acropolis : high part of the city
Acroterion) : decorative pattern ornating the top and the corners of the front of temples and of other buildings
Agora : main square in the Greek city
└rula : small altar, usually made of clay
Betilus : cone-shaped sacred stone
Bucchero): kind of black or dark grey glossy pottery especially produced in Etruria
Caduceus: cane with two snakes symmetrically intertwined on top of it
Carinate : with a keel- shaped projection
CŔntina: bent profile of an architectonic element
Chiton: dress in light cloth, waist-fastened by a string and shoulder clasped
Cocciopesto: compact mixture of clay fragments with lime
Coroplastic: the art of producing terracotta
Curtain : hangings or part of the walls
Cothon: artificial dry dock for boats, typical of the Phoenician cities
Chtonic: referring to the earth and to the underworld
Dromos: gallery or access corridor to a grave chamber
Ecista : founder
Aedicule: small temple or chapel with a holy image inside
Enkytrism˛s: grave in large clay container
Exedra : mostly semicircular area provided with seats
Favissae: repositories within which cult material is interred
Fibula) : safety pin
Fictile : made of clay, terracotta.
Granulation : small grain - gold workmanship
Hypogeous: underground room
Ippodameus: it refers to a urbanistic system with regular plans and orthogonal crossroads, named after the architect Ippodamus from Miletus who first codified it.
Isodomo: it refers to the regular block masonry arrayed by height and thickness
Koine: it refers to a common culture
Lesena: Half-pilaster or half-column without base or capital projecting slightly from a wall; it can be smooth or ornate and has an essentially decorative function
Metope: Any of the spaces between two triglyphs on a Doric frieze
Molk: Phoenician votive sacrifice
Postern: A small open gate, especially one in a fort or castle,usually in a hidden place or far from the main entrances
Pronaos: space between the cell and the temple entrance.
Stylobate: the immediate foundation of a row of classical columns or, according to the extension, temple basement
Suffeti: High Carthaginian judicial power in charge for a year
Tanit, sign of: geometric symbol consiting of a circle, a horizontal line and a triangle, conventionally referred to Tanit, Carthaginian goddess.
TŔmenos: sacred space
Tympanum:triangular space of the fronton
Tofet: open air Phoenician sacrificial shrine