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Monument of Lysikrates, Athens

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The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates near the Acropolis of Athens was erected by the choregos Lysicrates, a wealthy patron of musical performances in the Theater of Dionysus, to commemorate the award of first prize in 335/334 BCE to one of the performances he had sponsored. The choregos was the sponsor who paid for and supervised the training of the dramatic dance-chorus.The monument is known as the first use of the Corinthian order on the exterior of a building, which is symbolically used for the award design of the new classical Driehaus Architecture Prize.HistoryThe circular structure, raised on a high squared podium, is the first Greek monument built in the Corinthian order on its exterior. It was originally crowned with an elaborate floral support for the bronze tripod that was the prize Lysicrates' chorus won. Its frieze sculptures depict episodes from the myth of Dionysus, the god whose rites developed into Greek theatre. It stands now in its little garden on the Tripodon Street ("Street of the Tripods"), which follows the line of the ancient street of the name, which led to the Theater of Dionysus and was once lined with choragic monuments, of which foundations were discovered in excavations during the 1980s.
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  • The Lysikrates Monument, known as the "Lantern of Diogenes ', is a stone cylindrical building, the best-preserved monument of antiquity. Located in Athens, on the ancient road Tripods and built by Socrates the 335-334 e.g. in order to support and highlight an important subject at the top of: the bronze tripod that had been given as a prize for his role as sponsor (sponsor) of the winning play the last dramatic matches. The sponsors were wealthy people who financed the dance in plays and at official ceremonies.
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  • With parts that are, perhaps this is not one of the priority, but the area in which it is located is a good place to dine, so you can visit step to any restaurant. It is a commemoration of the victory of the Olympic Games of antiquity.
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  • "Monument of Lysikrates" seems to be a monument built in BC. Trying to visit the Acropolis Hill and bračka district in sight while exploring! Surrounded by green scenery was impressive.
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  • If you walk from Monastiraki to Plaka or to the Acropolis, you will see the Lyssicrates choragic monument
  • The area is very nice. The monument is very hard to read. It served as a great meet up spot for our small group of we spread out to shop.
  • Very beautiful place!
  • Small monument, nice restaurants by it. In the middle of tourist shops and souvunir places
  • One of the most beautiful spots for a quiet moment, a drink or just admiring the views