Plan, Athens, North Houses

Context: Athens
Type: House
Summary: Irregular units sharing walls; on southern edge of the Agora, north of the Areopagus.
Date: ca. 450 BC

each unit ca. 11 m x 11 m.

Region: Attica
Period: Early Classical


Groups of rooms organized around a courtyard (each house organized in a different fashion). The house forming the northeast corner is nearly square, with small rooms around a rectangular court. A chamber on the east side of the court had one column in its west opening forming a small portico. Large room on the south was probably the main living area, with smaller rooms for storage, weaving and other activities.

Other Bibliography:

Wycherley 1978, 239-240