(αἴθουσα; aíthousa). In Homer (Od. 17,29; 18,102; 22,466; Il. 6,243; 20,11, the term for the entrance hall of a house, which is adorned with columns and joined to the court gate. The portion located in front is called prothyron (Il. 24,323; Od. 3,493). Entrance halls of this type can already be found on palaces of the 2nd millennium and in the early Greek house architecture; they then become a common element on Greek temples.
F. Noack, Homer. Paläste, 1903, 53
H. L. Lorimer, Homer and the Monuments, 1950, 415-422
H. Drerup, A…