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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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  • Around Monastraki and Plaka areas, Athens combines the ancient aura with the modern, when you come down from Akropolis, suddenly I had the Roman Agora before me, and I walk through history; there are ...  more »
  • Amazing ruins in a pristine archeological site of Roman antiquities. One of Athens' best kept secrets of antiquity.  more »
  • The Roman Agora is a pretty big sight. There were some stray dogs inside, which was a little bit surprising... The Tower of Winds is the only building in here and it was worth seeing!  more »
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  • Very similar to the ancient Agora. The ancient Agora is much better though. This is another attraction that is included in the combo pass so go for it if you have spare time. It's on the way up to the Parthenon.
  • Amazing that the Tower of the Winds has survived all this time.
  • Very nice place to see origins of our culture
  • Very beautiful place full of history.
  • Interesting location near the Acropolis. They say that the apostle Paul has spokento the people from there.