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Agora by Kevrekidis Agora by Kevrekidis
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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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Tony!
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SylviaJones 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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