Town hall

A building in most cities including the meeting-hall of the boule, a banqueting-chamber, a kitchen, offices for senior magistrates, a shrine to the daimon of the city and perhaps others, and sometimes quarters for the mayor and perhaps official guests.

The Town Hall is usually very close to the [[[agora]], and may front on to it. Models built during the Classical Period (as improvements and renovations, or to repair damage done in the Civil War) often have a covered balcony facing the forum, from which the high officials can preside over and harangue public gatherings.

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