Hypatia of Alexandria
Hypatia of Alexandria (c. 370 CE - March 415 CE) was a female philosopher and mathematician, born in Alexandria, Egypt possibly in 370 CE (although some scholars cite her birth as c. 350 CE). Little is known of her life but her dramatic death...
Model of the Agora of Athens
A model of the agora of Athens at its maximum extension during the 2nd century CE. (Agora Museum, Athens)
Theseus & the Minotaur: More than a Myth?
Until Sir Arthur Evans unearthed the palace of Knossos, the half-man-half bull killed by Theseus was considered just a popular legend; archaeology changed that perception. King Minos, of Crete, fought hard with his brother to ascend the...
The Athenian Calendar
The term “Athenian Calendar” (also called the “Attic Calendar”) has become somewhat of a misnomer, since Ancient Athenians never really used just one method to reckon the passage of time. Athenians, especially from the 3rd Century BCE forward...
The Erechtheion, Athens
The 5th century BCE Erechtheion, the Acropolis, Athens.
The Panathenaic Way, Athens, Greece
The Panathenaic Way was the road leading from the main gate of Athens up to the Acropolis and built for the purpose of the great Panathenaia religious festival.
Propylaea, Acropolis of Athens
The Propylaea, monumental gateway to the acropolis of Athens. Constructed between c. 437 and 431 BCE in the age of Pericles under the supervision of architect Mnesicles.
Agora of Athens and the Temple of Hephaestus
The Agora of Athens and the Temple of Hephaistos. Founded 6th century BCE
Odeon of Agrippa, Athens
Rear (stage) view of the Odeon of Agrippa at the Roman Agora of Athens. It was built in 15 BCE by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (l. c. 64-12 BCE), Roman statesman, general, and son-in-law of Augustus Caesar. It was a two-story auditorium that...
Roman Agora Gate, Athens
The monumental entrance gate (propylaea) to the Roman agora of Athens. Pentellic marble, 19-11 BCE. Donated by Julius Caesar and Augustus, it is known as the Gate of Athena Archegetis.