noun, plural tho·loi [thoh-loi]. /ˈθoʊ lɔɪ/.
- a circular building.
- a small, round structure, as a lantern.
- a circular subterranean tomb, lined with masonry.
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The Tholos of Polykletos at Epidauros was a circular building 107 feet in diameter, situated within the sacred enclosure.
This building is a dome-covered tomb (tholos) of beehive shape, approached by a long passage (dromos).
It is the same shaft, diminishing from summit to base, which has been noticed upon the portal front of the Tholos of Atreus.
When Pausanias speaks of the tholos at Epidaurus a second time, he does not call it by that name, but .Problems in Periclean Buildings|G. W. Elderkin
An entrance-passage, the dromos, led from the valley to the tholos in a gently inclined ascent.