- (in ancient Greece and Rome) a room or covered area open on one side, used as a meeting place.
- a permanent outdoor bench, semicircular in plan and having a high back.
Origin of exedra
Examples from the Web for exedrae
Historical Examples of exedrae
Picture galleries, like exedrae, should be constructed of generous dimensions.
But in the case of exedrae or square oeci, let the height be brought up to one and one half times the width.
In summer apartments and in exedrae where there is no smoke nor soot to hurt them, they should be made in relief.
The exedrae were rooms supplied with permanent seats which seem to have been used for lectures and similar entertainments.The Private Life of the Romans
Harold Whetstone Johnston
- a building, room, portico, or apse containing a continuous bench, used in ancient Greece and Rome for holding discussions
- an outdoor bench in a recess