Delian Civic Structures: A Critical Reassessment Public Deposited

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  • March 21, 2019
  • Buckingham, Emma
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Classics
  • This paper reassesses the attributions of three buildings on the Greek island of Delos, GD 22, GD 21 and GD 47, which have been identified as civic structures - the Prytaneion, Bouleuterion, and Ekklesiasterion. I examine the issues surrounding these attributions and propose alternative identifications for GD 21 and GD 47, based on the date, physical appearance, size, location, history, and epigraphic evidence for the structures. I suggest that GD 21 served as a multifunctional hall and/or a seat of the sacred assemblies and magistrates, while GD 47 functioned as the bouleuterion. GD 22, the Prytaneion, has been identified with a high degree of certainty, and so I reevaluate the location, development, and historical background of the building based on the sociopolitical context of Delos and Athens, suggesting that the Prytaneion (as well as the Bouleuterion) would have mainly served the needs of the Delian inhabitants.
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  • ... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of Classics (Classical Archaeology).
  • Truemper, Monika
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