An Ancient Shopping Center: The Athenian Agora
As well as being a political center, the Agora was the focus of a noisy and varied commercial life. This booklet illustrates the archaeological, documentary, and pictorial evidence for such diverse trades as shoe-making, fishmongering, weaving, and the manufacture of luxury goods and perfumes. Shopping was just one aspect of this public space: ancient Athenians would also have received medical treatment, been married and buried, made sacrifices, and received education in the Agora. The material remains from all of these activities are also discussed. Vivid illustrations and useful resources, such as a table of prices and coinage, bring the bustling marketplace to life.
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2nd century A.D. 4th and 3rd 5th and 4th 5th century B.C. Agora Museum AGORA PICTURE BOOKS American School Amphoras ANCIENT SHOPPING CENTER Areopagus Aristophanes ATHENIAN AGORA PICTURE Athenian Agora revised ATHENIAN HOUSE Athenian Silver Attalos II Back Cover Birds Bone Eyelets bottles bought CAESAR AND AUGUSTUS cakes Carved Gems cheap Child's Jug chiton citizens civic Agora classical period Classical Studies Coins Courtesy decorated drachma drachmai per metretes early 6th century figurines fountains Gold Stater Greek Period hair Hairpins Hellenistic and Roman Hellenistic Period Hesperia himation Hobnails inscribed jewelry Kyzikos Late 5th century Lebes Gamikos Lekythos Loutrophoros Marble market place medimnos Miniature numbers obol offerings Oil Flasks olive oil ox cost perfume pots rings ROMAN MARKET Roman Period sandals scenes School of Classical Simon's Sling Bullets Socrates sold Stoa of Attalos stone Studies at Athens terracotta Tetradrachm tiny Various Periods vases Votive water clock wedding Xenophon