0.5

1 cm

ARCHITECTURAL REMAINS IN IK ARIA.

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is 4.83 m. The present interior length of the first course, the height

of which is 0.82 m., is 4.74 m., leaving 0.09 m., which is accounted

for by the end blocks ou both sides being broken. The height of the two

blocks which supported the architrave is 0.635 m., and, taking the

other two stones that have the same height as also belonging to the

upper course, wc obtain a length of 4.82 m. The blocks arc roughly

cut, so that a difference of one centimeter in the measurements may

be passed by. For the two original intervening courses, there are

eight blocks, four having a height of 0.G5 m., and four of 0.625 m.

Of the four of the latter height every stone is intact, and these give

a length of arc of exactly 4.83 m. One block of the remaining course

is broken on one edge; and the length of the stones of this course

comes to 4.81 m. The front width of the roof-pieces inside the chan-

nel is 2.83 in., which agrees perfectly with the length of the archi-

trave. The extremities of the architrave are not square, but are cut

with a curve corresponding to that of the walls. Comparing the meas-

urements of the architrave with those of the end pieces of the upper

course, the widths of the cutting and of the architrave are found to

be exactly the same, being 0.36 m., but the depth of the cutting is

0.40 m., while that of the architrave is only 0.315 m., leaving a space

of 0.085 m., which must have been filled by small capitals. Fig. 3

gives the front elevation of the monument, as restored from the exist-

ing remains. There may also have been columns, one on each side,

as in a temple in antis; but no remains of such columns were found,

nor does the architrave show any trace of such supports. The roof

undoubtedly held adornment of some sort, as is shown by the cut-

tings on the upper side of the stones. The presence of such adorn-

ment and the inscription on the architrave, besides the general form

of the structure, constitute the data from which wc must form our

conclusion as to the character of the monument. That it was a me-

morial of victory is set forth by the inscription ; but arc wc justified

in holding that the victory had connection with the choregia, and thus

in callinsr it a clioreuric monument?

The choregic monuments of which we know the exact form are three,

all at Athens : the well-known monument of Lysikrates in the Street

of the Tripods ; the monument of Thrasyllos, which, up to the time of

the Greek Revolution, stood above the Dionysiac Theatre on the south

side of the Akropolis, drawings of it being given by Stuart and Hevett;1

'Antiquities of Athens, vol. II, chap. IV, pis. l, II, in, ff.

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is 4.83 m. The present interior length of the first course, the height

of which is 0.82 m., is 4.74 m., leaving 0.09 m., which is accounted

for by the end blocks ou both sides being broken. The height of the two

blocks which supported the architrave is 0.635 m., and, taking the

other two stones that have the same height as also belonging to the

upper course, wc obtain a length of 4.82 m. The blocks arc roughly

cut, so that a difference of one centimeter in the measurements may

be passed by. For the two original intervening courses, there are

eight blocks, four having a height of 0.G5 m., and four of 0.625 m.

Of the four of the latter height every stone is intact, and these give

a length of arc of exactly 4.83 m. One block of the remaining course

is broken on one edge; and the length of the stones of this course

comes to 4.81 m. The front width of the roof-pieces inside the chan-

nel is 2.83 in., which agrees perfectly with the length of the archi-

trave. The extremities of the architrave are not square, but are cut

with a curve corresponding to that of the walls. Comparing the meas-

urements of the architrave with those of the end pieces of the upper

course, the widths of the cutting and of the architrave are found to

be exactly the same, being 0.36 m., but the depth of the cutting is

0.40 m., while that of the architrave is only 0.315 m., leaving a space

of 0.085 m., which must have been filled by small capitals. Fig. 3

gives the front elevation of the monument, as restored from the exist-

ing remains. There may also have been columns, one on each side,

as in a temple in antis; but no remains of such columns were found,

nor does the architrave show any trace of such supports. The roof

undoubtedly held adornment of some sort, as is shown by the cut-

tings on the upper side of the stones. The presence of such adorn-

ment and the inscription on the architrave, besides the general form

of the structure, constitute the data from which wc must form our

conclusion as to the character of the monument. That it was a me-

morial of victory is set forth by the inscription ; but arc wc justified

in holding that the victory had connection with the choregia, and thus

in callinsr it a clioreuric monument?

The choregic monuments of which we know the exact form are three,

all at Athens : the well-known monument of Lysikrates in the Street

of the Tripods ; the monument of Thrasyllos, which, up to the time of

the Greek Revolution, stood above the Dionysiac Theatre on the south

side of the Akropolis, drawings of it being given by Stuart and Hevett;1

'Antiquities of Athens, vol. II, chap. IV, pis. l, II, in, ff.