The Athenian Agora: A Short Guide
In a newly revised version of this popular site guide, the current director of excavations in the Athenian Agora gives a brief account of the history of the ancient center of Athens. The text has been updated and expanded to cover the most recent archaeological discoveries, and the guide now features numerous color illustrations. Each monument still visible on the site is described in turn, and helpful maps and plans are a particular feature of this edition. Birthplace of democracy, the Agora remains one of the most fascinating archaeological sites in the world, and this is the essential companion for any visitor.
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2nd century B.C. 5th century B.C. Acropolis added Agora Altar Apollo architectural Athenian Athens base blocks Bouleuterion boundary stone bronze built Church Classical colonnade construction cult dedicated democracy displayed Doric columns east East Building Eponymous Heroes excavations facade Figure floor foundations four function Gate Giants given Greek hall Hellenistic Herulians Holy Apostles identified indicate inscribed interior Late Roman later limestone marble Metroon Middle Stoa monuments northern numbers º º Odeion of Agrippa original Painted Panathenaic Pausanias period Persians philosophical Plan preserved public buildings rebuilt reconstruction remains restored reused Roman roof rooms Royal Stoa second half senate served south side South Square South Stoa Southeast Fountain House Southwest statue Stoa of Attalos Stoa Poikile street structure suggests taken temple Tholos tribes Twelve Gods wall west side Zeus