Horologion Aerides: Tower of the Winds

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Title

Horologion Aerides: Tower of the Winds

Subject

Tower of the Winds (Athens, Greece)
Horologion of Andronicus of Cyrrhus (Athens, Greece)
Athens (Greece)
Roman Forum (Athens, Greece)

Description

This photograph depicts the Horologion Aerides, or, The Tower of the Winds. Built by the Macedonian scholar, Andronicus of Cyrrhus, in 50 BCE, the structure acted as one of the central timepieces (i.e. a water-clock) for Athens in the first century BCE. It was constructed in the heart of the forum built by the Romans after their conquest and subsequent control of mainland Greece. The tower gets its name from the bas-relief sculptures circling its highest point, which depict the personified deities of the winds.

Creator

Proctor, Christopher

Date

08-June-2007

Rights

Noncommercial Reuse: The author of this work gives permission for this digital image to be reused
without modification for research and educative endeavors. Please cite the digital resource according to the convention provided by Omeka.

Format

image/jpg
502 KB
960 x 1280 pixels
72 PPI

Language

English

Type

Still Image

Identifier

CG0040

Coverage

Attikē (Greece)
50 BCE - Present

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