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Megaron

 

a type of building (often dwelling) that developed in the Aegean culture in the third and second millennia B.C. The megaron was a rectangular structure with a portico at one end that was usually enclosed by projecting walls on the sides and by columns in the front. Behind the portico was a hall with a central hearth. Such megarons, as well as megarons with a hall divided lengthwise into two or three sections by rows of columns supporting the ceiling, have been found in Troy, Tiryns, Mycenae, and other cities. The megaron was the model for ancient Greek temples of Homeric times.

megaron

1. In many Greek temples, a space divided off and sometimes subterranean, where only the priest was allowed to enter.
2. The great central hall of a palace.
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24) Michael Cosmopoulos asserts that Megaron B, the earliest structure at Eleusis, had a "residential function.
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The ISBT conference runs from July 2 though 6 at the International Conference Center, Megaron the Athens Concert Hall in Athens, Greece.
With a brilliant performance for its annual Europe Concert, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle appeared at the Athens Megaron Concert Hall on May 1 and received a tumultuous reception from the Greek public.
The Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Mr Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, departs on Sunday for Athens, where he will participate in the deliberations of the Informal Meeting of Ministers for Competitiveness on issues of industry which will take place in Zappeion Megaron, on Monday 12 May.
Telemachos, though, who has already spruced up, must already be present in the megaron when Penelope comes down to survey the situation at 23.