Reconstructing Building Height: the Early Hellenistic Hestiatorion Propylon at Epidauros. / Pakkanen, Jari.

Listening to the Stones: Essays on Architecture and Function in Ancient Greek Sanctuaries in Honour of Richard Alan Tomlinson. ed. / Elena C. Partida; Barbara Schmidt-Dounas. Oxford : Archaeopress, 2019. p. 109–120.

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Reconstructing Building Height: the Early Hellenistic Hestiatorion Propylon at Epidauros. / Pakkanen, Jari.

Listening to the Stones: Essays on Architecture and Function in Ancient Greek Sanctuaries in Honour of Richard Alan Tomlinson. ed. / Elena C. Partida; Barbara Schmidt-Dounas. Oxford : Archaeopress, 2019. p. 109–120.

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Pakkanen, J 2019, Reconstructing Building Height: the Early Hellenistic Hestiatorion Propylon at Epidauros. in EC Partida & B Schmidt-Dounas (eds), Listening to the Stones: Essays on Architecture and Function in Ancient Greek Sanctuaries in Honour of Richard Alan Tomlinson. Archaeopress, Oxford, pp. 109–120.

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Pakkanen, J. (2019). Reconstructing Building Height: the Early Hellenistic Hestiatorion Propylon at Epidauros. In E. C. Partida, & B. Schmidt-Dounas (Eds.), Listening to the Stones: Essays on Architecture and Function in Ancient Greek Sanctuaries in Honour of Richard Alan Tomlinson (pp. 109–120). Oxford: Archaeopress.

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Pakkanen J. Reconstructing Building Height: the Early Hellenistic Hestiatorion Propylon at Epidauros. In Partida EC, Schmidt-Dounas B, editors, Listening to the Stones: Essays on Architecture and Function in Ancient Greek Sanctuaries in Honour of Richard Alan Tomlinson. Oxford: Archaeopress. 2019. p. 109–120

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Pakkanen, Jari. / Reconstructing Building Height: the Early Hellenistic Hestiatorion Propylon at Epidauros. Listening to the Stones: Essays on Architecture and Function in Ancient Greek Sanctuaries in Honour of Richard Alan Tomlinson. editor / Elena C. Partida ; Barbara Schmidt-Dounas. Oxford : Archaeopress, 2019. pp. 109–120

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