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Assembly buildings
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[German version]

I. Definition

Assembly buildings (AB) are in the following defined as any building of Greek and Roman antiquity, which within the framework of the social, political, or religious organization of a community served as the architectonically defined location for interaction and communication. However, it is not always possible to define the function of an AB unambiguously nor to assume its exclusive usage. Sometimes, buildings or part…

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Höcker, Christoph (Kissing), “Assembly buildings”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 23 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12201750>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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