In the Dorians states the word retained the meaning of a place of meeting for deliberation and intercourse, a council-chamber or club-room. At Sparta every phyle had its lesche, in which and in the gymnasium the elders passed the greater part of the day in serious and sportive conversation, and in which the new-born children were presented for the decision of the elders as to whether they should be brought up or destroyed. Some of these Spartan leschae seem to have been halls of some architectural pretensions: Pausanias mentions two of them, the lesche krotanon (λέσχη Κροτανῶν) and the lesche poikile (λέσχη ποικίλη). They were also used for other purposes.
There were generally chambers for council and conversation, called by this name, attached to the temples of Apollo, one of whose epithets was Leschenorios (Λεσχηνόριος). Of such leschae the chief was that which was erected at Delphi by the Cnidians, and which was celebrated throughout Greece, even less for its own magnificence, than for the paintings with which it was adorned by Polygnotus.
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