Labraunda 5. The Andrones

2019-10-25

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Labraunda 5. The Andrones

By Pontus Hellström and Jesper Blid

This is the final publication of the two Hekatomnid Andrones at Labraunda. The older of these (the Andron of Maussollos or Andron B) was built by the satrap Maussollos (377/6–353/2 BC). This is shown by the dedicatory inscription on the architrave. The other andron (Andron A) is clearly later and was probably built by Idrieus (351/0 344/3 BC), the brother and successor of Maussollos as satrap of Karia. This building has the same kind of dedication, but the name of the commissioner is not preserved. These two buildings are unique both for their size, temple-like front, and high degree of preservation and for their Ionic-Doric mixed order, the function as banqueting halls, and the large niche at the back of the inner room.

In the publication the architecture of the two buildings is systematically presented together with plans and elevations of the ruins and reconstructions. The walls are of local gneiss, the fronts and the entablature of marble. From the Andron of Maussollos (Andron B) 130 blocks from the antae, the columns, and the entablature are preserved. A catalogue of those blocks, and a large collection of photographs and drawings are included. From Andron A the blocks are less numerous, but on the other hand the gneiss walls of the building stand to a height of up to c. nine metres, which equals the original level of the column capitals on the front.

In the volume are also included some relevant surrounding structures such as the Annexe rooms to the north of the Andron of Maussollos, the Hellenistic so-called Andron C, and the Terrace House just east of Andron A, the roof of which formed part of the terrace in front of the andron.

Bibliographical information

Pontus Hellström & Jesper Blid, The Andrones (Labraunda, 5), Stockholm 2019. ISSN: 0283-9792. ISBN: 978-91-978813-6-4. Hard cover, 297 pages.

The Labraunda-series

Published 1955–1972 by the Swedish Institute at Athens, since 1980 by the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul.

Vol. 1:1 = Jeppesen, K. 1955. Labraunda. Swedish excavations and researches 1. Architecture 1. The Propylaea (ActaAth-4˚, 5:1:1), Lund.

Vol. 1:2 = Westholm, A. 1963. Labraunda. Swedish excavations and researches 1. Architecture 2. The architecture of the Hieron (ActaAth-4˚, 5:1:2), Lund.Vol.

1:3 = Hellström, P. & T. Thieme 1982. Labraunda. Swedish excavations and researches 1. Architecture 3. The Temple of Zeus, Stockholm.

Vol. 2:1 = Hellström, P. 1965. Labraunda. Swedish excavations and researches 2. Finds 1. Pottery of Classical and later date, terracotta lamps and glass (ActaAth-4˚, 5:2:1), Lund.

Vol. 2:2 = Säflund, M.-L. 1980. Labraunda. Swedish excavations and researches 2. Finds 2. Stamped amphora handles, Stockholm.

Vol. 2:3 = Jully, J.J. 1981. Labraunda. Swedish excavations and researches 2. Finds 3. Archaic pottery, Stockholm.

Vol. 2:4 = Meier-Brügger, M. 1981. Labraunda. Swedish excavations and researches 2. Finds 4. Die karischen Inschriften, Stockholm.

Vol. 2:5 = Gunter, A.C. 1995. Labraunda. Swedish excavations and researches 2. Finds 5. Marble sculpture, Stockholm.

Vol. 3:1 = Crampa, J. 1969. Labraunda. Swedish excavations and researches 3. Inscriptions 1. The Greek inscriptions. 1–12 (Period of Olympichus) (ActaAth-4˚, 5:3:1), Stockholm.

Vol. 3:2 = Crampa, J. 1972. Labraunda. Swedish excavations and researches 3. Inscriptions 2. The Greek inscriptions. 13–133 (ActaAth-4˚, 5:3:2), Stockholm.

Vol. 4 = Blid, J. 2016. Labraunda 4. Remains of Late Antiquity, Stockholm.

Vol. 5 = Hellström, P. & J. Blid 2019, Labraunda 5. The Andrones, Stockholm.

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