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.A visit to Monument of Lysikrates represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Athens trip planner to plot your vacation.
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Monument of Lysikrates reviews
Being the first structure to feature Corinthian columns on the exterior, it’s an especial precious monument to survive extant. In the Plaka centre it makes for a wonderful edifice with an origin... more »
Set back off the road it would be easy to miss this ancient monument but as mentioned in previous reviews it is significant purely for the fact it dates from 5th cent. BC if nothing else. Take the... more »
It's a nice piece of history tucked right into the markets. Don't be alarmed by the insane amount of cats in the area. Also don't be lame and take pictures standing in the street. This is an active road and no one wants to see a tourist get ran over taking a selfie. Be kind and move to the right if you are a slow walker.
Would recommend learning the history behind Lysicrates before going to see this in order to make it more meaningful, because it's small and quick in comparison to the other monuments in Athens.
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