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opisthodomos, epinaos, opisthodomus, posticum

The inner portico at the rear of the cella of a classical temple, corresponding to the pronaos in front.
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28) Records of Athena's treasure in this room must have been regularly kept, and indeed, it must have been the very `inventories-accounts' of Athena's holdings in the Opisthodomos which served as the model for those of the treasure of the other gods to be housed in the same chamber.
The four archai, on the other hand, cooperated in producing the logoi--or `inventories-accounts'--of Athena's treasure in the Opisthodomos and in the Parthenon.
The alternative is an absurdity: the relatively meagre holdings of the other gods in the Opisthodomos received a complete inventory while the stockpile belonging to Athena did not.
Like the treasure of the other gods, Athena's [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] in the Opisthodomos consisted primarily of coined money and thus the logoi for this room must have reflected Athena's monetary expenditures, as well as her income and the simple inventory of the contents of the cella--the procedure reflected in the other gods' logos.
The tamiai of Athena kept logoi of the treasure or [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] in their charge which lay in various chambers including the Opisthodomos and (at least after 434/3 when the building was opened for use) the cellae of the Parthenon.
These orders refer to a certain amount of treasure, unweighed and uncounted, which existed in the Opisthodomos at the time this decree was passed and which probably consisted
47) As stated above, again following the lead of Wade-Gery, this decree is concerned not with the `loose furniture' or treasure of the Parthenon, but rather primarily with the money or bullion of Athena kept in the Opisthodomos.
3] (proposed by Meritt [1934], 270-72) indicate deposits of moneys `owed to all the gods' ([GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) and have been explained as a temporary measure: the hellenotamiai were to deposit moneys owed to the other gods with the treasurers of Athena in the Opisthodomos until the newly created treasurers of the other gods were elected and came into office (Merits [1934], 263ff.