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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.
The 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.
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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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  • We had not bought the combo ticket and thought this was the ancient agora and paid out of pocket. It was not worth the money. However if included on the combo ticket and you had enough time, it was ok...  more »
  • Unless you are an archeology passionate, I see no reason to pay the 6 euro ticket and enter the fenced area. You will see exactly what you have seen from the ouside. Indeed, there is a building on the...  more »
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