Author(s) : Filges Axel (10/10/2002)Translation : Demetriadou Daphne
For citation: Filges Axel, "Didyma (Antiquity)",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=7776>
adyton or avaton
The most sacred area of a temple where only the priests were allowed to enter.
The collonade surrounding a building.
It was the right to sit in the front, especially made, seats of the theatre and it was applied to priests and magistrates of a city as well as to official envoys of other cities. In addition, this right was bestowed to people honoured by a city.
3. Significance and chronology
4. Ancient sources
5.1. Prehistoric Period
5.2. Archaic period
5.3. Classical and Hellenistic periods
5.4. Roman imperial times
5.5. Byzantine and later periods
6.1. The immediate area of the sanctuary
6.2. The settlement and surroundings
7. Priests and other inhabitants
8.3. Festival (Didymeia)
9.1. The Temple of Apollo
9.2. Other buildings
9.3. Monuments on the Sacred Way
10. History of investigation at the site
10.1. Current state of the investigations
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