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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19 South Stoa 1st century B.C. 2nd century B.C. 5th century B.C. Acropolis Agora boundary stone Agora square Altar Apollo Patroos archon Athenian democracy Athens Athens-Piraeus railway built century A.C. Fig century B.C Figure Church Doric Doric columns early 5th century East Building enter the Agora Eponymous Heroes Euphranor excavations facade foundations Giants and Tritons Hellenistic Hephaisteion Herms Herulians in A.D. Holy Apostles Ionic Ionic columns Late Roman Fortification lawcourts Library of Pantainos limestone Metroon Middle Stoa monuments northwest corner Odeion of Agrippa ofAgrippa old Agora Old Bouleuterion open square Panathenaic Panathenaic festival Pausanias Peisistratos Plan Polygnotos Poros Building prytaneis public buildings rebuilt remains restored Roman Agora Roman period Royal Stoa second half served Simon the cobbler Sokrates south side South Square Southeast Fountain House Southwest Stoa of Attalos Stoa of Zeus Stoa Poikile Temple of Apollo terracotta THOLOS tribes Twelve Gods west side Zeus Eleutherios