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 Agora Aiakeion Altar Athenian Athens base blocks Bouleuterion boundary stone bronze built Church Classical colonnade columns construction dedicated democracy displayed Doric Drain East Building Eponymous Heroes excavations Figure floor foundations four function Gate Greek ground hall Hellenistic Hephaisteion Herulians Holy Apostles identified inscribed interior Late Roman later Lawcourts Library of Pantainos limestone looking marble meet Metroon Middle Stoa monuments northern numbers Odeion of Agrippa official original Painted Panathenaic Pausanias period Persians philosophical Plan preserved public buildings rebuilt reconstruction remains restored reused Roman rooms Royal Stoa second half served south side South Square South Stoa Southeast Fountain House Southwest statue Stoa of Attalos Stoa of Zeus Stoa Poikile Street structure suggests takes temple Tholos tribes Twelve Gods wall west side