prytaneum


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prytaneum

A public hall in ancient Greek states and cities where public officials received and entertained distinguished guests, honored citizens of high public merit, etc.
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Hestia's fire should be carried to the new site from an already founded prytaneum in order to establish a new residence.
The Prytaneum, the Temple of Vesta, the Vestals, Perpetual Fires.
In the fifth century BC the acropolis and urban area, including the parliament, a prytaneum, a market, a theatre, a conservatory, sanctuaries and several public buildings were enclosed by a wall c.