The Towers of Ancient Leukas: Results of a Topographic Survey, 1991-1992
by Sarah P. Morris
Hesperia, Volume 70, Issue 3
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3182065
The author reports on the results of a topographic survey in 1991 and 1992 of fifteen Classical tower sites on the Ionian island of Leukas. Plans, photographs, and elevations of remains visible after thorough cleaning are presented, based on drawings to scale in the field and both archival and recent photographic documentation. A brief history of the exploration of Leukas introduces a summary of the two seasons, with detailed description of each site. The date and function of the towers and adjacent structures are evaluated in the context of current research on rural settlement in classical antiquity, defensive architecture, and the regional history of the area.