The Golden Section and the Golden Rectangle

Michael Lahanas

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Der Goldene Schnitt und das Goldene Rechteck

Geometry has two great treasures: one is the Theorem of , but why the points shown have been selected, such as one on the third left column?

(The Parthenon is a relatively small Temple (The Zeus Temple of Agrigent was much larger; L = 110 m, W= 55 m)

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Epidaurus Theater: The place for the spectators was divided into two tiers: the first one had 34 rows of places, the second one 21. The angle between theatron and scene divides a circumference of the basis of an amphitheater in ratio: 137°,5 : 222°,5 = 0.618.

Dionysus Theater Athens: Three tiers. The first tier has 13 sectors, the second one 21 sectors.

Now 13, 21 and 34 are

The golden ratio can be found also in the “molecule of life”, the DNA: