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. It has been reproduced widely in modern monuments and building elements.
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  • August 15, 2017
    We were staying in Kallisperi and were looking for monuments near by and we came across this! There's a great history behind this and it's worth spending few minutes to know about Corinthian architect...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    As others have pointed out, this monument is most impressive once you know its history. Make sure you read up on it before you visit or you might not understand what all the fuss is about.  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Nice but little valued, is still along a busy road to visit other sites or to shop for souvenirs, so still worth stopping to see this celebration of theatrical art.
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  • June 3, 2017
    This is a big stone pedestal put up to hold a choral prize that the donor won. The award was of course looted at some point.
  • June 17, 2017
    An interesting area with a range of cafes surrounding this monument.
  • May 14, 2017
    Big restaurant with different styles and moods over the monument park
  • June 8, 2017
    The only place I love in the area
  • March 30, 2017
    The square around the monument is really romantic at night

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