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Title: The 'Prytaneion' of Sagalassos
Subtitle: Unravelling an Architectural and Functional Palimpsest
Author(s): UYTTERHOEVEN, Inge , POBLOME, Jeroen
Volume: 45 Date: 2019
Among the public buildings that played a prominent role in the civic affairs of Roman and Late Antique Sagalassos (Ağlasun, Burdur – Turkey) the large construction at the southwest corner of the city’s Upper Agora, the so-called ‘Prytaneion’, takes a prominent place. First constructed briefly after the middle of the 1st century CE, the building underwent different interventions, with the most fundamental, architectural changes taking place between the early 5th and early 7th centuries CE. This article presents the preliminary results of the research that has been carried out on the ‘Prytaneion’ thus far, by placing the building against the broader background of urban development of ancient Sagalassos during the Roman Imperial and Late Antique periods and by looking into its role in the ancient city as the possible prytaneion of Sagalassos.