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Bouleuterion

WHS where remains of a "Bouleuterion" can be seen

"A bouleuterion (Greek: βουλευτήριον, bouleutērion), also translated as council house, assembly house, and senate house, was a building in ancient Greece which housed the council of citizens (βουλή, boulē) of a democratic city state. These representatives assembled at the bouleteurion to confer and decide about public affairs. There are several extant bouleuteria around Greece and its former colonies. It should not be confused with the Prytaneion, which housed the executive council of the assembly and often served as the boule's mess hall." (Wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouleuterion)

Connected Sites

  • Archaeological Site of Delphi "Rectangular building of small dimensions within the sacred enclosure of Delphi. It was the seat of the small, local Boule, and dates back to the 6th century BC. Its interior layout is presumed to have contained a colonnade and wooden benches along the walls. However, other researchers see evidence of a different arrangement of seats, following the natural slope. Identification of the building as a Bouleuterion was made based on textual evidence and inscriptions. Today the ruins of the building are preserved in a poor state". See also - Link
  • Cilento and Vallo di Diano In Paestum Link
  • Ephesus The "Odeon" doubled as the "Bouleuterion" Link
  • Olympia "The bouleuterion, or Council House, one of the most ancient and important buildings of the sanctuary of Olympia, was the seat both of the Elean Senate, whose members were responsible for the organisation of the games, and possibly of the hellanodikai, or umpires. This is where the athletes registered and drew lots, and where their names and the program of events were announced. It was also where any offences and pleas were tried, and where penalties were decided." See Link
  • Troy Part of Troy VIII. The Bouleuterion is situated just to the left of the current entrance (or alternatively at the end of the circuit). See Link

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