The development of temple architecture after the Hecatomnids

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Bursa Uludağ University, Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi, Arkeoloji, Turkey

Approval Date: 2021

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: Gümrah Doğan

Supervisor: İbrahim Hakan Mert


Western Anatolia hosted many civilizations in antiquity. The most striking of these were Caria and İonia regions. In the 4th century BC, the Caria Region changed differently from other regions in terms of culture and economy. The most important reason for this is the rule of the Hekatomnid dynasty in the region. The Hekatomnid dynasty established good relations with the Persian administration and demonstrated their political and economic genius. This process, which started in the 4th century BC, showed its effect also in terms of architecture and led to important development programs in Caria. Important architects such as Pytheos and Satyros have both continued the development activities of their own regions and influenced the development programs of other regions by giving their works in this geography. The most affected building type in these reconstruction activities was temple planning. These temple projects, which started in Caria, influenced the İonian Region, and formed the source of the temple typology both geographically and periodically.