Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens — 6.1890-1897 (1897)

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EXCA VA TIOJSS A T THE ARGIVE HERJEVM IN 189S. 237

The interior arrangement of the structure seems to have been
the one common to peripteral temples, that is with cella, pronaos,
and posticum. But the incomplete remains which we found
of foundation-walls do not make the entire plan clear. As the
map shows, we could definitely locate only the side walls enclosing
the cella-structure, the end wall10 to the east, and the wall dividing
pronaos from cella. Therefore we could determine nothing with
absolute certainty except the dimensions of the pronaos. These
are: width 6.79 m., depth 4.6 m. The width of the colonnade
before the pronaos was from three to four metres; on the long
sides it is 1.20 m. less. The cella is of course the same in width
from wall to wall as the pronaos, but in effect was made much
narrower by two ranges of interior columns. These ran in the
direction of the cella's length, thus dividing it into a nave 3.75 m.
wide and two very narrow aisles. The length of the cella is un-
certain. ~No sure trace was discovered of its rear wall, i. e., the
wall separating it from the posticum, or of the western end wall
of the cella-structure. A few indications are to be found, however.
First, the western end of the north side wall seems definitely fixed.
For a considerable distance where no single stone is left the course
of this wall is marked by the cutting made in the bed-rock to re-
ceive it. This cutting stops at a point 5.10 m. distant from the
outer foundation on the west. There are no further traces to
prove surely that here was a cross-wall, but such must have been
the case if, as seems certain, the side wall did end at this point.
The cross wall whose position is thus determined was evidently
the western end wall of the cella-structure. It was separated
from the columns of the western front by a space 2.20 m.
wider than that at the east, a difference which is strange
but not impossible. Further, as to the rear wall of the
cella proper, its location seems to be fixed with probability by
the arrangement of interior columns in the cella itself. "We
found bases for four of these on the north side, and five or possi-
bly six on the south side. The third pair, reckoning from the
east, lie exactly in the centre-line of the temple; and further, the

16 As already stated, we discovered only the foundations on which walls and
columns rested. In this paragraph, therefore, I use the word " wall " to mean a
line of foundation, which might support either a solid wall, as on the sides of the
inner temple, or columns and anta?, as at the ends.
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