This study presents synthetic examination of the architectural material, clarifying the nature of palaces and large residences in the Hellenistic world. It identifies architectural forms commonly found and examines their sources.
Part 1 Description of known Hellenistic palaces and architecturally-related large residences: Hellenistic palace at Larisa on the Hermos; palaces of Pergamon; palace at Palatitsa; Anaktoron of Demetrias; building in block 1 at Pella; palace at Pella; villa on Samos; palaces of Ptolemaic Alexandria. Part 2 Possible origins of the Peristylar plan in hellenistic palaces and residences of the eastern Mediterranean: classical house; Hellenistic house; Katagogeion; banquet house; palace at Vouni. Part 3 The Megaron plan in Greek houses. Part 4 Distinctive architectural forms in Hellenistic palaces and large residences; entrances; court; pastas; Andron; cult rooms in Hellinistic palaces.