PILE OF PILLS FROM A PILLAR
(details from "Temple of Olympian Zeus or Olympeion")
This temple, located in the center of ancient Athens in Greece, was completed during the rule of Emperor Hadrian and dedicated by him in 129 or 131 AD. At the time it was the largest temple in Greece (500 m. by 700 m.). The temple is built from marble. One column was blown down by gale winds in 1852. The temple contained in the cella a giant gold and ivory statue of Zeus and another of Hadrian.
Note the notions inherent in pill, pile, pole, pillar, pilaster, which in turn point toward stand, standard, stanchion in the sense of buttress.