The Bouleuterion, Iasos, Turkey التي كتبها Following Hadrian
The bouleuterion rises near the south-west corner of the agora just behind the south stoa.
The original building was probably erected in the 4th century BC, when the city coucil (boule) was constituted, but the present arrangement dates to the 1st century AD. It's ground plan is rectangular (21.80m x 25.70m) and its row seats (cavea) has the shape of a three-quarter circle. The function of the building also changed in this period: it was given a circular central space, seats and a proscenium, and was used as a small covered theatre.
The original frons scaenae was pierced by three doors and was decorated with two orders of columns with niches. The cavea was devided into three sectors by stairs and the lower steps were separated from the upper by a corridor (diazoma). The seats were furnished with lion's paws at the edge of the steps. The space reserved for the chorus (orchestra) was paved with tiles in local white and red marble. A system of passages, corridors (ambulacra) and stairs, connected with the outside, led to the side entrances (parodoi), thereby granting access to every part of the building.
In the age of Hadrian, while other works were being carried out in the agora, the facade of the bouleuterion was embellished with rich sculptural decoration and stairs giving access to the galleries (tribunalia) were added.
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