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Ρωμαϊκή Αγορά, Πλάκα, Αθήνα.

The Roman Forum of Athens, Greece.

The Roman Forum of Athens, also known as the Roman Agora, is located to the north of the Acropolis and to the east of the original classical Greek Agora.

The Agora was a central spot in ancient Greek city-states. The literal meaning of the word is "Gathering place" or "Assembly". The agora was the center of athletic, artistic, spiritual and political life of the city.

Early in Greek history (10th century–8th century BC), the citizens would gather in the Agora for military duty or to hear statements of the ruling king or council. Later, the Agora also served as a marketplace where merchants kept stalls or shops to sell their goods. The Forum was the Roman equivalent of the Greek Agora.

In the 1st century AD, the Romans moved Athens’ marketplace here from the old Agora. Smaller than the original, the marble-pillared courtyard was a grander place to set up shop, and this became the commercial and administrative center until the 19th century. Its greatest attraction was the unique and brilliantly designed “Tower of the Winds”. During the Byzantine period and the Ottoman occupation the area was covered with houses, workshops, churches and a mosque.

© 2012 Jordan Kevrekidis
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Davigar Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Great Greek history!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!!
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Elessar91 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!!
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chryssalis Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Wonderful!:clap:
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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segura2112 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful photand thank you for the history lesson. Thank You
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Keep your sense of curiosity, Mystery and Wonder alive.
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Tony!
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SylviaAcosta Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Great shot as usual! I like the fact that you included the story..nice work!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Sylvia!
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for sharing you photos and the detailed info my friend. I am trying to do the same thing when I visit such places. hope to see your latest shots, soon :D
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Ayhan!
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome :D
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maryrodriguez Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Belíssima foto!!! É um lugar mágico! :)
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Obrigado Mariana!
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gold-rose Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work is featured in the monthly article from :iconthefavouriteshowcase: here >>> [link]
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the feature, Klaudia!
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LaEtoileBlanche Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot :) I have to say a bit different in weather for Paris but ur right your picture does capture a beautiful story of Athens
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Merci beaucoup Adain!
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Marilyn958 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot!!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: Thank you!!!!
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Marilyn958 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're most welcome!!
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erene Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
What treasures!
Great shot Jordan!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you dear! :heart:
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deriris Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
looks good
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!!!
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VogelAgypten Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Agora was in Alexanderia Egypt of Old Roman Empire
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The Greek word “Agora” means "Gathering place" or "Assembly". It was the place where citizens would assemble to talk and take decisions. There was an Agora also in Alexandria, Egypt. As we all know, Alexandria was founded by Alexander the Great and was ruled by Ptolemy and his Greek descendants for centuries! Cleopatra was also one of the Ptolemies. There’s also the film “Agora” with Rachel Weisz as Hypatia, the Greek philosopher and astronomer in Roman Egypt.
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VogelAgypten Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah :) :) i saw Agora movie :) and i know much about Alexander :) by the way he died in alex
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:clap:
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Never-Ending-Donkey Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Great shot!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Joseph! ;)
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FlashRaged Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A nice shot there :) & the description is gonna help me in my upcoming history of architecture test :D thank u
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Faisal!
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kido-purple Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
OMG! it's so awsome!! :onfire:
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: Thank you!!!!
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kido-purple Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
yay~ ^^
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Eimarmeni Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Ρε παιδιά, άσχετο αλλά δεν θυμάμαι τους "Αέρηδες" να γέρνουν σαν τον πύργο της Πίζας. Να υποθέσεω ότι είναι η γωνία λήψης, ο φακός ή οτιδήποτε άλλο καλλιτεχνικό; Απλή περιέργια άσχετης από φωτογραφία είναι, όχι κριτική. Πως επιτυγχάνεται κάτι τέτοιο με ενδιαφέρει να μάθω.
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Δεν ξέρω πως “επιτυγχάνεται” κάτι τέτοιο, Ξένια! Και εγώ το είδα στο monitor αργότερα… Είναι ο φακός και η γωνία. Μου φάνηκε πιο ενδιαφέρων έτσι και το άφησα. Να έχουμε και εμείς ένα μικρό πύργο της Πίζα, όπως είπες… :D

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Eimarmeni Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Καλά έκανες και τ' άφησες. Μ' αρέσει έτσι. Γενικά μ' αρέσει, δηλ. Το είδος της φωτό που θα κρέμαγα στον τοίχο όλων των Δημόσιων κτιρίων μας (ΕΟΤ έχουμε ακόμα άραγε;)
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badnan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Photographer
Polu omorfh Iordanh bravo! Panta hthela na vgalw mia photografia ekei alla telika mono mia fora to epixeirhsa me kinhto lol....fantazesai to apotelesma :rofl:
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ευχαριστώ πολύ! Ναι, είναι λίγο δύσκολο να φωτογραφίσεις τη μισή Πλάκα με κινητό… :D
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing scenery!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Joanna!
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Becky123190 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
cool
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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MiSt-Stavi Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
EΞΑΙΡΕΤΙΚΉ ΦΩΤΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ευχαριστώ πολύ!!! :)
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Pwincessnaveera Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Beautiful photography, Jordan, Can't wait to visit Ellada. :) We have so much in common, our cultures, music, e.t.c. :heart:
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!!!
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