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Roman Agora, Athens

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The Roman Agora at Athens is located to the north of the Acropolis and to the east of the Ancient Agora.Succession to original agoraThe original Agora was encroached upon and obstructed by a series of Roman buildings, beginning with the imperial family's gift to the Athenians of a large odeion . The Odeon of Agrippa was built by him in around 15 BC, and measured 51.4 by 43.2 metres, rose several stories in height, and – being sited just north of the Middle Stoa – obstructed the old agora. In return for the odeion, the Athenians built a statue to Agrippa at the site of the previous agora; they based it on a plinth recycled from an earlier statue by covering the old inscription with a new one.Buildings and structuresTower of the WindsGate of Athena ArchegetisEast PropylonFethiye MosqueAgoranomionVespasianae (Latrinae) North of the odeion was a new temple to Ares, which completed the repurposing of the old agora. The functions of the old agora were transferred to the Roman Agora, which was built around 100 metres east of the original agora. The Roman Agora has not today been fully excavated, but is known to have been a peristyle open space. To its south was a fountain. To its east, behind a marble colonnade, were shops and an Ionic propylaeum (entrance). To its west was a Doric propylaeum.
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  • The Roman Agora while small has some interesting structures to view and lets face it is chalk full of historical significance. You don't need a lot of time to view it but it's worth it especially if y...  more »
  • Small place, it is possible to see much of it away. Little preserved and structure of visitation is clearly improvised.
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  • The Roman Agora with enough imagination is an old public square of Athens, in ancient times called agora to market and a town meeting place
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  • Drops of history all around you Walking in athens having a coffee and looking all around you Get a book of interesting tips cause every corner there has something to reveal !!
  • Really nice place for walk and relax. You can see ancient part of Athens. Agora is very interesting and nice.
  • Tons of history, with some remaining architecture, including a fascinating clock tower which originally housed a water clock to keep time throughout the night. A must visit.
  • Walk down from the Acropolis and you bump into the Roman Agora! Ancient, well preserved place clearly you can see a small settlement existed at this place! Please visit the museum!! Interesting exhibits!
  • Classical place to visit in Athens, part of the old, ancient town. Roman Agora is underneath Acropolis. You have to be in Roman Agora, even if you visit Athens just for one day.

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