Ancient Agora of Athens – Heroes Of Adventure

Ancient Agora of Athens

The Ancient Agora of Classical Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Agoraios Kolonos, also called Market Hill.

A number of other notable monuments were added to the agora. Some of these includeded
The Middle stoa which was the most extensive monument built during the 100s B.C.E.

a. A small Roman temple was added in front of the Middle stoa.

b. An Altar of Zeus Agoraios was added just to the east of the Monument to the Eponymous Heroes.

c. The Temple of Ares, dedicated to Ares, the god of war, was added in the north half agora, just south of the Altar of the Twelve Gods.

d. The Odeon of Agrippa and accompanying gymnasium were added in the centre of the agora.
The substantial Stoa of Attalos was built along the eastern edge of the agora.

A collection of buildings were added to the south-east corner: the East stoa, the Library of Pantainos, the Nymphaeum and a temple.

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