"great hall". Often the original 'palace' of a city's early ruler.
(me-ga-ron)— a large, oblong room in a temple
a type of building, characterised by a pitched roof, open porch and central hearth, that has clear cultural connections with Phrygia in western Anatolia
(2) -- a free-standing, more or less square room entered at one side through one or more anterooms and a two-columned porch. It generally contains a round, fixed hearth. (Biers, 336) Sample Image (Lesson 19)
A rectangular hall, fronted by an open, two-columned porch, traditional in Greece since Mycenaean times. The large reception hall of the king in the palace of Tiryns.
the central unit of a Mycenaean palace, composed of a linear arrangement of three rooms: porch, anteroom, and interior room with a hearth and throne
an early architectural form, usually rectangular in shape, consisting of columns dividing space into two unequal units (ATA fig. 4-4, no. 15 and 16; 4-19) [image
The megaron is the "great hall" of Minoan-Mycenaean culture. The rectangular hall, fronted by an open, two-columned porch and a more or less central hearth traditional in Greece since Mycenaean times, is ancestor of the temple in Greece. It was used for poetry, feasts, personal gods being worshipped, sacrifice, and counsels of war.