Overall view of area of the gymnasium, from N, Assos

Plan, Assos, Gymnasium

View from acropolis toward SW and the gymnasium area, Assos

View from acropolis toward SW and the gymnasium area, Assos

Overall view of gymnasium area, from NW, Assos

Context: Assos
Type: Gymnasium
Summary: Colonnaded courtyard with rooms; inside the main city gate immediately to the east, between the propylon and the agora.
Date: ca. 200 BC - ca. 100 BC
Dimensions:

Courtyard: 32 m x 40 m.

Region: Troad
Period: Hellenistic


Plan:

Paved courtyard with Doric colonnade. Three rooms adjoining on northeast and a 4th room touching the easternmost of the 3 rooms on its eastern corner. Cistern in southwest corner. Entrance on south of courtyard. Attached triangular court outside of south wall.

History:

Columns of courtyard had no entasis. Remains of Byzantine church in northwest corner of the colonnade, with apse showing on the east.

Other Bibliography:

PECS, 104; Akurgal 1978, 68-69