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October 19, 2005

The House of Hermogenes

In 146 B.C., Priene is a Greek city-state and free ally of Rome. Some to do in Cappadocia behind them, the people get on with home building projects. Duly house proud Hermogenes takes an interest.

In 146 BC, just as Corinth is set ablaze by the Romans, Hermogenes, a young architect from Priene in Asia Minor, goes back to his home city to study the city-planning of Pytheos and especially to visit the old house of his ancestors, before it is torn down. This film is a 3D animated reconstruction of the city and that house, which is typical of its time. The reconstruction, based on the research of Dr. Wolfram Hoepfner, demonstrates the arrangement and functionality of a Classical Period residence.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 19, 2005 07:14 AM

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