THERMAL COMFORT IN GREEK REVIVAL HOUSES IN TEXAS:
A Computerized Energy Simulation
The appeal of the Greek Revival style in America through the 19th century reflected the political spirit of the newly independent United States. It expressed the sentiment that America, with its democratic ideals, was a spiritual successor of ancient Greece. These strong feelings were evident not only in architecture, in naming of new towns, and in education, but were also part of the general culture of the period founded on classic myth, literature, and art. The archeological expeditions in Greece and their publications in American journals of antiquities (Hamlin 1964; Wiebenson 1969; Poppeliers et al. 1983; Kennedy 1989; Sutton 1992; Lane 1996) reinforced this cultural trend.