Katagogeion, Epidaurus

Katagogeion, or Katagogion, is a building where the visitors stayed and slept during the visit to the sanctuary. The name Katagogion is a modern attribution and we don’t know for sure how it was called in Antiquity.

Katagogeion, Epidaurus

Katagogeion, Epidaurus

The building was almost totally destroyed except the foundation and only the plan can be known from the remains. It was square in plan, 76.3m long on each side. Inside was divided into 4 square sections, each of them having a courtyard surrounded by 18 rooms. Archaeologists think that the building had two storeys.

This photo below represents one of the four sections of the Katagogion.

Katagogeion, Epidaurus

Katagogeion, Epidaurus

Reference

  • Nicos Papahatzis, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Tiryns, Nauplion. Athens : Clio, 1978, pp. 128-151.
  • R.A. Tomlinson, Epidauros. St. Albans: Granada, 1983, p. 84-850.
  • Robin Barber, Greece (Blue Guide), London- N.Y. 2001 (Revised reprint of the 6th edition of 1995), p. 246.
  • Christopher Mee & Antony Spawforth, Greece (An Oxford Archaeological Guide). Oxford/ OUP, 2001, p. 207.

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