Plan (ca. 300 B.C.), Olympia, Theokoleon

Plan (ca. 360 B.C.), Olympia, Theokoleon

Context: Olympia
Type: House
Summary: Building with rooms around a court; west of the Sanctuary of Zeus (Altis), south of the Palaestra, east of the Heroon.
Date: ca. 360 BC

6.7 m square; room depth: ca. 4.95 m.

Region: Elis
Period: Late Classical


Square building of 8 rooms with openings distyle in antis onto a central court with a well. An addition on the east of a vestibule and 2 rooms.


Possibly, along with the Prytaneion, quarters for the priests. The rooms on the court had barriers but no doors, however, which make them unlikely living quarters. By 300 B.C. more rooms were added on the east around a peristyle garden court. Additional changes were made in Roman times.

Other Bibliography:

Mallwitz 1972, 266-269; Rossiter 1981, 332

See Also: Olympia, Prytaneion