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The Monuments of Ancient Athens

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  • 1. The Monuments of Ancient Athens By Michelle and Jasmine Block 4
  • 2. The Acropolis and Parthenon
    • The Acropolis is the high point of the city where the great Parthenon is located.
    • The Acropolis showed that Athens was a powerful city.
    • The Parthenon is a temple contributed to the goddess Athena.
    • It’s tall marble pillars, bright colors, and amazing statue of Athena would intimidate foreigners.
  • 3. The Acropolis
  • 4. The Parthenon
  • 5. The Agora
    • The agora was the marketplace of Athens
    • Ancient people bought and sold goods and also made governmental decisions here
    • This is where democracy emerged
  • 6. The Agora
  • 7. The Theater of Dionysus
    • This was built into the slope of the Acropolis
    • It was the first stone built theatre where Greek drama originated from
    • It was originally made to worship the god, Dionysus, but then became a entertainment center of the ancient Greeks
  • 8. The Theater of Dionysus
  • 9. The Temple of Hephaestus
    • The temple is located in the northwestern part of the agora
    • It was dedicated the god Hephaestus who was god of craftsmanship
    • Hephaestus shared this temple with Athena
  • 10. The Temple of Hephaestus