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date: 05 December 2022


, of Eleusis, architect, 4th cent. BCE


, of Eleusis, architect, 4th cent. BCE
  • H. W. Richmond
  •  and Antony Spawforth


Philon designed the arsenal at *Piraeus, and added a porch to the Telesterion at Eleusis. The former building, one of the most admired in antiquity (Plin. HN 7. 37. 135), was destroyed by *Sulla. Vestiges of it were identified in 1988–89, and we also possess the inscribed specification (IG 22.


  • Greek Material Culture

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