opisthodomos


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opisthodomos

(ˌɒpɪsˈθɒdəˌmɒs)
n
1. (Architecture) the room positioned at the rear of an ancient Greek temple
2. (Historical Terms) the room positioned at the rear of an ancient Greek temple
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A pronaos, naos and opisthodomos can also be discerned (entrance hall, cult room and back chamber respectively).
There are stairs inside the opisthodomos (back chamber), so there must have been a second floor.
Podemos pensar que asi ocurriera con Pluto, el dios de la riqueza, quien es llevado hacia el opisthodomos como guardian del tesoro de Atenas (Pluto v.
They visit the inner chamber of the temple, where the statue of Zeus Casius is kept, and then, proceeding with the tour of the building, move to the opisthodomos, where they see the double painting of Andromeda and Prometheus.
A rather complicated example appears among the recorded treasures of the Opisthodomos. (135) A painted box was dedicated by Kleito, daughter of Aristokrates, wife of Kimon.
24.136 (if this is not pure speculation) certainly does not justify any claims of a dramatic crisis in banking when the Opisthodomos was burned down in 377/6 B.C.
(2) Many would have peered through the colonnade of the Temple of Zeus, where they could see the labors of Herakles depicted in metopes crowning the pronaos and opisthodomos of the temple (Figs.
Twelve sculpted metopes of Parian marble, approximately 1.6 m square and carved with the labors of Herakles, graced the entablature of the pronaos and opisthodomos, (7) six per side (Figs.
Let the hellenotamiai deposit for all the gods the amount owed to each in the course of the year | with the tamiai of (the treasure) of Athena; wh|en from the 200 talents which the demos voted for repayment I the amount owed has been paid to the other gods, let them manage t|he treasure of Athena on the right side of the Opisthodomos, but that | of the other gods on the left.
However, if the orders for weighing and counting in and counting in B lines 26-9 do not refer to the treasure (primarily coinage) in the Opisthodomos(27) but rather to the treasure in the cellae of the Parthenon (and thus to our extant inventories of those rooms), a new subject has been introduced into the decree, and more than a couple of lines below the last now preserved on the text will have been necessary to indicate clearly that the [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] in the Parthenon cellae and not some amount in the Opisthodomos, just mentioned in the previous lines (24-5), were to be weighed and counted.
After a detailed examination of inner rooms in Greek temples, Hollinshead has recently observed that "in most Greek temples the presence of inner rooms is best explained by the need for storing and safe-keeping temple treasures." (46) In light of her persuasive demonstration of this function for the "opisthodomos" of the Parthenon, (47) we propose a similar interpretation for the western chamber in the building on Temple Hill at Corinth.