[Map locating Chalkidiki in Greece, source: Wikimedia Commons]
[Map of Ancient Chalkidiki, 1923, source: Wikimedia Commons]
[Map of Olynthos in Nevett, Lisa C. House and Society in the Ancient Greek World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.]
There are, however, several problems with Olynthos as a source. Its rapid fall also means that many people would have tried to hide valuable or extremely personal items while others simply ran off with them. Additionally, the city is in the northeast, far from other important cities in Greece, and the very small number of ancient houses uncovered elsewhere makes it hard to know what regional differences there might have been.
*While we cannot know what any upper floors would have looked like, stair bases can tell us which houses had another floor and where the stairs leading up to it would have been.
Nevett, Lisa C. “Gender Relations in the Classical Greek Household: The Archaeological Evidence.” The Annual of the British School at Athens 90 (1995): 363-381.
Nevett, Lisa C. House and Society in the Ancient Greek World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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