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 architectural Athenian Athens base blocks Bouleuterion boundary stone bronze built Church Classical colonnade construction corner dedicated democracy displayed Doric columns Drain East Building Eponymous Heroes excavations Figure floor Fortification foundations four Gate Giants Greek ground hall Hellenistic Herulians Holy Apostles identified indicate inscribed interior Late Roman later Lawcourts limestone marble meet Metroon Middle Stoa monuments northern northwest numbers Odeion of Agrippa official original Painted Panathenaic Pausanias period Persians philosophical Plan preserved public buildings rebuilt reconstruction remains restored reused Roman roof 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 suggests taken temple Tholos tribes Twelve Gods wall west side