Author(s) : Kamara Afroditi (2/11/2000)Translation : Kamara Afroditi
For citation: Kamara Afroditi, "Gagai",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=12274>
In ancient Roman architecture a large oblong type building used as hall of justice and public meeting place. The roman basilica served as a model for early Christian churches.
isodomic masonry (opus quadratum)
A type of masonry in which blocks of equal length and thickness are laid in courses, with each vertical joint centered on the block below.
A building techinique that employs rough, unhewn stones of various size, set in mortar in irregular courses.
Type of geographical text that gave information on distances among cities or ports in antiquity. The father of this work is considered to be Timosthenes of Rhodes.
Rows of built benches, arranged in a semicircular tier like a theatre, in the apse of a church. On these benches the clergy sat during Divine Liturgy. The bishop sat on the cathedra at the top of the synthronon.
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