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Ruins of the megaron at Methana
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From Ancient Greek μέγαρον (mégaron).



megaron (plural megara or megarons)

  1. (architecture, historical) The rectangular great hall in a Mycenaean building, usually supported with pillars.
    • 1980, Keith DeVries (editor), Machteld J. Mellink, VII. Archaic Wall Paintings from Gordion, From Athens to Gordion: The Papers of a Memorial Symposium for Rodney S. Young, page 91,
      The megara faced north (“notebook north” equals true northeast) in the first court behind the archaic East Gate, similar in layout to their predecessors Megara 1 and 2 in the pre-Kimmerian East Court. Megaron C had gone through a period of use and a complete reconstruction before the Painted House was built.
    • 1985, G. R. H. Wright, Ancient Building in South Syria and Palestine, page 141,
      The megaron is a hall building with an open-fronted porch, but this porch is not just any laterally confined space.
    • 2011, H. Gönül, Main topics and discussions on ancient Greek Architecture on West Anatolia, C. A. Brebbia, L. Binda (editors), Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XII, WIT Press, page 64,
      Probably he points out that the east room, used as oikos, is wider and shorter than the classical narrow and long megaron form. Although this house is interpreted as two megarons side by side, Akurgal [4] also states that the east wall of the space XIV is added later to the building, which means that the east part is not a megaron, but a rectangular room at the first construction phase.





  1. (historical) megaron




megaron m (invariable)

  1. megaron