Date Thesis Awarded

5-2015

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

Classical Studies

Advisor

William Hutton

Committee Member

John Oakley

Committee Member

Sibel Zandi-Sayek

Abstract

Fountain houses were ubiquitous in Greek agoras in the Archaic and Classical periods. These structures were public and utilitarian, and yet often overlooked when analyzing the components of a Greek agora. This thesis examines five fountain houses across the Greek world, using architectural, archaeological, and literary evidence in order to reach a more holistic understanding of the form and function of these buildings in Greek society.