[Agora Webpage] Overview: The Altar of Zeus and Statue of Hadrian


The Altar of Zeus The Agora Excavations began with the aim of revealing the monuments and history of the ancient Agora. Of course, every artifact or feature that was exposed held importance, but when something ... block (A 404) of the Altar of Zeus Agoraios Nb. Ε III, pp. ... III, pp. 503–507). The altar

[Agora Webpage] Publications: Monographs


Monographs Excavations in the civic and cultural center of classical Athens began in 1931 and have continued almost without interruption to the present day. The first Athenian Agora volumes presenting ... to the 5th century A.D ... century A.D. Many photographs ... early 7th century A.D

[Agora Webpage] Birth of Democracy: The Ekklesia


The Ekklesia (Citizens' Assembly) All Athenian citizens had the right to attend and vote in the Ekklesia, a full popular assembly which met about every 10 days. All decrees (psephismata) were ratified ... vote in the Ekklesia, a full ... becoming law. As a rule, the ... Pnyx, a large theater-shaped

[Agora Webpage] Publications: Picture Books


Picture Books The Athenian Agora Picture Book series, started in 1951, aims to make information about life in the ancient commercial and political center of Athens available to a wide audience. Each booklet ... Author: Thompson, H. A. ... Author: Thompson, D. ... A.D. 267, when the Herulians

[Agora Webpage] AgoraPicBk 16 2003: Hephaisteion


Hephaisteion Overlooking the Agora from the hill to the west (Kolonos Agoraios), is the Hephaisteion, the best preserved example of a Doric temple in mainland Greece (Fig. 12). It was dedicated jointly ... century A.D. (Fig. 13), saving ... of a Doric temple in ... Pentelic marble and carries a

[Agora Webpage] AgoraPicBk 16 2003: Southeast Fountain House


Southeast Fountain House The slight traces just south of the Church of the Holy Apostles have been identified as the remains of an early fountain house (Figs. 33, 34). The identification is based on a ... people. In the 2nd century A.D ... is based on a large ... central hall is restored with a

[Agora Webpage] Birth of Democracy: Practice of Ostracism


Ostracism Soon after their victory over the Persians at the battle of Marathon in 490 B.C., the Athenians began the practice of ostracism, a form of election designed to curb the power of any rising tyrant ... ostracism, a form of election ... was simple. Once a year the ... and take a vote to