Marble relief sculpture from frieze of the architrave, Eleusis, Lesser Pro...

Aerial view from SW, Eleusis, Greater Propylon, Lesser Propylon, Stoa of t...

Gateway from S, Eleusis, Lesser Propylon

Plan, Eleusis, Lesser Propylon

Context: Eleusis
Type: Gate
Summary: Gate building; proper entrance to the Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore, south of the Greater Propylon.
Date: ca. 60 BC - ca. 10 BC
Region: Attica
Period: Roman


Ionic attached columns along 2 parallel walls enclosing a passage. Antae extended forward of the doors on the south. Two Corinthian columns supported roof of long vestibule. Inner end divided into 3 by short walls, parallel to exterior walls. Inner portico 2 Caryatids.


This gate replaced an earlier Peisistratid gate at the same location.

Other Bibliography:

Loukopoulos 1973, 60; Rossiter 1981, 193