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αὐλή). An open yard, or court. In the Homeric house the αὐλή served the purpose of a farm-yard, and was surrounded with farm-buildings and rooms for the men-servants of the house.

In the later Greek house it was a kind of quadrangle surrounded with a colonnade, into which the rooms of the house opened, and was used as a

Wall of the Temple of Ancyra, bearing the Latin Text of the
Index Rerum Gestarum
of Augustus.

place for exercise and recreation (A. Winckler, Die Wohnhäuser der Hellenen). For further particulars, see Domus.

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