Former Art History Student Comments on Greco-Roman Architecture

LEXINGTON, KY – In a recent conversation with a Transy alumna, Virginia Holt recalled a study abroad trip she took in her time as a student. Holt, who was a art history major in her time at Transylvania, recalled her trip to Greece and Rome during her winter semester in the year 1999.

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“It was an amazing experience,” Holt said, “but I noticed a constant trend. I had never really noticed it in the countless pictures of Rome and Athens, but Greco-Roman architecture seems to have pulled a lot of influence from the Antebellum period in America – particularly the rural south. I was kind of offended by connotations, and wish the architects could have been more politically correct in their designs.”

Holt was drafting a complaint to the citizens of Greece and Rome for their offensive architecture during our conversation.

-Horace Holley

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