The Stoa of Eumenes in Athens: Theoretical Restoration

In: Acta Archaeologica
Manolis Korres Professor Emeritus, National Technical University of Athens, School of Architecture Athens Greece

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The article offers a detailed discussion of the outline and all essential elements of the Stoa of Eumenes at Athens. It is a preliminary study for a more trustworthy reconstruction of this central architectural monument. Themes discussed are Doric columns, Ionic columns, Pergamene columns, double half-columns, examines the height of all architectural orders, prefabrication with Prokonnesian marble, and issues of transport, letters as mason marks, important horizontal dimensions, construction of the floor, particularities of the roof geison, roof type, diagonal beams, corner supports under diagonal beams, alterations on the stoa’s west end, and the reuse of geison blocks on the proskenion of the Dionysos Theater.

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