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LÖFFELBACH Steiermark, Austria.

About 3 km W of Hartberg, a complex of ca. 50 x 60 m was uncovered in 1961-62. Its core is a rectangular villa with separate baths, of the 1st-2d c. A.D. It was considerably enlarged, probably in the late 3d c., by the addition of representative annexes, among others a “basilica” (18 x 9 m). The entrances now lead through great octagonal chambers with anterooms of horseshoe-shaped, square, or hexagonal plan. This very complicated ground plan recalls, on a smaller scale, that of the villa at Piazza Armerina.


W. Modrijan, Der römische Landsitz von Löffelbach (3d ed. 1971)MPI.


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