The Monuments of Ancient Athens

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The Monuments of Ancient Athens

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It was originally made to worship the god, Dionysus, but then became a entertainment center of the ancient Greeks 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

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