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Insula III and the shops along Road 5 were seeAcknowledgements 48 4- CaseStudy:Delos (most below height) lower head the As in less detail. the only were walls surveyed height of the highest wall within each house was measured. Other architectural featureswere noted as above. The survey measurements,in combination with the house ground plans, have been 8. 3 General survey outside the Theatre Quarter All other accessibleexcavatedhouses on the island were visited for comparison with the Theatre Quarter insulae.

These features suggest an adaptive use of building and house space, where the structure and layout of both individual and block houseswere affected by constraints of the site on which they were built. Similarities in house form across both locations and time periods 18 2- GreekHouseForm in towards structure rather than evolution and notable general point a commonality issues is in to I that this as climactic and environmental change. suggest response legacy. The to the open courtyard area within opposed continuation of an architectural household.

His mention of Delos' housesopposesthis where the andron was placed on the entrance axis to the house `on display to the world', revealing Italian influence and a layout similar to Roman houses (Wallace-Hadrill 1998: 84). Delos' Triton and Trident houses are flagged as exemplars of this and he considers them to be Roman in form on account of their axial alignment (Figure 20). g. VI I, Dionysus House) allows the viewer to see across the interior ground floor space, across the courtyard to rooms beyond and/or along one side of the peristyle.

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