Architectural Study of the Stoas of the Asklepieion at Ancient Messene

Jugo Ito ed.
22,000 yen (excl. tax)
22.1 x 2.5 x 30.5 cm (8.7 x 1.0 x 12 inches), Hardback, 284 pages
February 2013
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Preface  J.Ito
Survey Outline
Chapter 1 Introduction  R.Yoshitake
  1-1 Background to the survey
  1-2 Buildings of the Asklepieion
    1-2-1 Central part
    1-2-2 East wing
    1-2-3 South wing
    1-2-4 West wing
    1-2-5 North wing
    1-2-6 Building concept
  1-3 Objective and methodology
    1-3-1 Objective of the research
    1-3-2 Measurement methods
    1-3-3 Previous studies on the Greek stoa
Chapter 2 Description of the Stoas  R. Yoshitake, Y. Hayashida
  2-1 Overview of the remains
  2-2 Platforms and columns
    2-2-1 Foundation and euthynteria of the outer colonnade
    2-2-2 Crepidoma of the outer colonnade
    2-2-3 Stylobate of the outer colonnade
    2-2-4 Trace marks of construction of the stylobate and the lower step of the outer colonnade
    2-2-5 Length and orientation of the outer colonnade platform
    2-2-6 Positioning of the inner column and the inner column cornerstone
  2-3 Back walls and floor
    2-3-1 General construction of the stoa back walls
    2-3-2 Back wall of the North Stoa
    2-3-3 Back wall of the East Stoa
    2-3-4 Back wall of the South Stoa (west side of the South Propylon)
    2-3-5 Back wall of the South Stoa (east side of the South Propylon)
    2-3-6 Back wall of the West Stoa
    2-3-7 Surface finish of the back wall and stoa entrances
    2-3-8 Stoa back wall lengths
    2-3-9 Floor slopes
  2-4 Drainage facility
Chapter 3 Reconstruction of the Stoas  R. Yoshitake, Y. Hayashida
  3-1 Column
    3-1-1 Plinth
    3-1-2 Column drums and their classification
    3-1-3 Column base
    3-1-4 Corinthian capital
    3-1-5 Combination of the column drums
  3-2 Entablature
    3-2-1 Frieze and architrave
    3-2-2 Frieze ornamentation
    3-2-3 Geison
    3-2-4 Sima and antefix
  3-3 Reconstruction of the Stoas
    3-3-1 Dimensions of each element of the stoa
    3-3-2 Remains of the upper structure
    3-3-3 Column height and roof structure
Chapter 4 Design of the Stoas  Y. Hayashida
  4-1 Introduction
  4-2 Features of the dimensions
  4-3 Basic design and dimensions
  4-4 Ancient foot unit
  4-5 Design process of the Asklepios temple plan
  4-6 Design process of the stoa plan and the layout of the temple
  4-7 Design process of the stoa order
  4-8 Conclusion
Chapter 5 North Propylon, Sebasteion and Fountain  J. Ito
  5-1 North Propylon
    5-1-1 Outline
    5-1-2 North porch
    5-1-3 Thresholds
    5-1-4 Staircase
    5-1-5 Reconstruction of the north porch
    5-1-6 Reconstruction of doorways
    5-1-7 Reconstruction of staircase
    5-1-8 Reconstruction of the height of the north porch
    5-1-9 Reconstruction of the height of the south entrance
    5-1-10 Reconstruction of the order
    5-1-11 East Propylon and other parallels
  5-2 Sebasteion
    5-2-1 Outline
    5-2-2 East wing
    5-2-3 West wing
    5-2-4 Comparison of West and East wings
    5-2-5 Summary
  5-3 Fountain
    5-3-1 Outline
    5-3-2 Plan
    5-3-3 Elevations and sections
    5-3-4 Details
    5-3-5 Water pipes
    5-3-6 Summary
Chapter 6 Dating and Identification of the Stoas  R. Yoshitake
  6-1 Introduction
  6-2 Building techniques
    6-2-1 Material
    6-2-2 Joint technique – dowel, clamp and anathyrosis
    6-2-3 Building of the crepidoma
    6-2-4 Refinement of the crepidoma
    6-2-5 Floor
    6-2-6 Double spaced inner column
    6-2-7 Raised panel of the capital
    6-2-8 Lewis holes
    6-2-9 Architrave-frieze block
    6-2-10 Buttresses
    6-2-11 Repairs
    6-2-12 Summary
  6-3 Architectural ornamentation
    6-3-1 Raised panel of the plinth and the stylobate
    6-3-2 Plinth
    6-3-3 Attic-type base
    6-3-4 Column flutes
    6-3-5 Reeded fluting
    6-3-6 Corinthian capital
    6-3-7 Figured capitals – Eros or Nike
    6-3-8 Frieze ornamentation – bucrania and phialai
    6-3-9 Soffit panels
    6-3-10 Sima and antefix
    6-3-11 Summary
  6-4 Dating and identification
    6-4-1 Dating of the stoas
    6-4-2 Identification
Chapter 7 Summary and Conclusion  J. Ito
  7-1 Summary
  7-2 Characteristics in t
Block Catalogue  Y. Hayashida
  1 Column Drum blocks
  2 Capital blocks
  3 Architrave and Frieze blocks
  4 Backer blocks
  5 Geison blocks
  6 Sima blocks
 Appendix: Chemical Analysis of Rock Fragments  Y. Hayasaka

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Yoshinobu Hayashida
Professor, D.Eng., Miyakonojo National Technical College
Ryuichi Yoshitake
Assistant Professor, D.Eng., Priority Organization for Innovation and Excellence, Kumamoto University
Junko Ito
Professor, D.Eng., Graduate school of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
Yasutaka Hayasaka
Assistant Professor, D.Sc., Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University


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