Pteron (Gr. πτερονpteronwing) is an architectural term used by Pliny the Elder for the peristyle of the tomb of Mausolus, which was raised on a lofty podium, and so differed from an ordinary peristyle raised only on a stylobate, as in ancient Greek temples, or on a low podium, as in Roman temples.[1]


  1. ^ Chisholm 1911, p. 616.