Athenian Agora

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Athenian Agora

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Athenian Agora (Athens, Greece)
This photograph depicts the heart of ancient Athenian political, commercial, and public life: the Agora. The Agora not only housed all of the major structures needed for the democracy to run effectively, but consisted of a vast marketplace where…

Altar of the Twelve Olympian Gods (Athens, Greece)
This photograph depicts what remains of the area known as the Sanctuary of the Twelve Olympian Gods. Located in the Athenian Agora, this sacred space contained a temple dedicated to the chief members of the Greek Pantheon: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon,…

Altar of Zeus Agoraios (Athens, Greece)
This photograph depicts the massive 15 x 30 foot base of an altar that was dedicated to Zeus as protector of commercial and political activities (Agoraios). As the epicenter of such activities, the altar was erected in the Athenian agora after the…

Athenian State Prison (Athens, Greece)
This photograph depicts the ruins of the Athenian State Prison. Located just south of the agora, and built in 450 BCE, this building housed the most famous of all Classical philosophers, Socrates, and was the location of his suicide by the ingestion…

Stoa of Attalos (Athens, Greece)
Rebuilt in the twentieth-century by the American School of Classical Studies, this photograph depicts the Stoa of Attalos. A stoa was a portico-ed building used for various legal, professional, and personal functions, and this particular stoa was…

Hephaisteion: Temple of Hephaestus Eastern View (Athens, Greece)
This photograph depicts the eastern side of the great temple dedicated to the god of craft and metalworking, Hephaestus. Located just above the Athenian agora, above the location where skilled craftsman practiced their trades, the Hephaisteion, built…

Hephaisteion (Temple of Hephaestus): Eastern and Southern View (Athens, Greece)
This photograph depicts the eastern and southern sides of the great temple dedicated to the god of craft and metalworking, Hephaestus. Located just above the Athenian agora, above the location where skilled craftsman practiced their trades, the…

Hephaisteion: Centauromachy Frieze (Athens, Greece)
This photograph depicts the western frieze on the great temple dedicated to the god of craft and metalworking, Hephaestus. Located just above the Athenian agora, above the location where skilled craftsman practiced their trades, the Hephaisteion,…

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