prytaneum

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prytaneum

(ˌprɪtəˈniːəm)
n, pl -nea (-ˈniːə)
1. (Archaeology) the public hall of a city in ancient Greece
2. (Architecture) the public hall of a city in ancient Greece
[Latin, from Greek prutaneion, from prutanis, prutaneus]
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Recent probes have revisited certain key areas of the Altis known to Dorpfeld--the Pelopion or shrine of Pelops, the hero germane to certain foundation-myths of Olympia, and the Prytaneion, the 'hospitality' building created in the early fifth century BC for the senior sanctuary staff or prytaneis.