Leonidaion, Olympia, Greece


Related person
Libon of Elis (architect)
Date
Leonidaion: ca. 330 BCE
Description
The Leonidaion, situated at the southwest corner of the sanctuary outside the sacred precinct of the Altis, was a large and luxurious hostel for distinguished visitors to the Olympic Games. It was built in approximately 330 BCE and was remodeled twice in Roman times. A dedicatory inscription states that the building was erected by Leonidas from Naxos, who was both architect and benefactor. For more information, see the Hellenic Ministry of Culture website: http://odysseus.culture.gr/h/2/eh251.jsp?obj_id=536 The Archivision Collection of Ancient Sites was funded by the Jack Martin Balcer Library Endowment. Keywords: Greece, Peloponnese, Ilias, Nomos, Olympia, Ancient Greek, Mediterranean.
Style/Period
Greek
Roman
Material
stone and/or rock