Diaulos (architecture)

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Diaulos, in ancient Greek architecture, was a peristyle round the great court of the palaestra, described by Vitruvius, which measured two stadia (1,200 ft.) in length, on the south side this peristyle had two rows of columns, so that in stormy weather the rain might not be driven into the inner part.[1]


  1. ^ Dinsmoor and Anderson, p. 390. "DIAULOS.—The peristyle round the great court of the Palaestra described by Vitruvius."


  • Dinsmoor, William Bell and Anderson, William James. The Architecture of Ancient Greece: An Account of Its Historic Development. Biblo and Tannen Publishers, 1973. ISBN 0-8196-0283-3
  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.