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Αρχαία Αθήνα: η πόλη με το μεγαλύτερο μήκος οχυρώσεων όλων των περιόδων

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Διάγραμμα του Ιωάννη Τραυλού (wikimedia commons) στο οποίο απεικονίζονται οι οχυρώσεις του αστικού συγκροτήματος Αθήνας-Πειραιά-Φαλήρου κατά την Κλασσική περίοδο.

Σε αυτό το διάγραμμα εμφαίνεται ένα γεγονός για τη λαμπρή πόλη των Αθηνών: πως πρόκειται για την πόλη με το μεγαλύτερο μήκος οχυρώσεων όλων των Περιόδων, από όσα γνωρίζω.

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Exploring Hadrian’s Athens

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Republication from Following hadrian

 

Hadrian was a dedicated philhellene who admired Greek culture and did his best to be accepted and admired by the Greeks. He visited Greece three times when he was emperor (AD 124/5, 128/9 and 131/2) and he was especially fond of Athens. Pausanias writes that “the Emperor Hadrian generosity to his subjects was bestowed most of all on Athens” whilst Cassius Dio tells about Hadrian’s generosity in a passage referring to his stay: “He granted the Athenians large sums of money, an annual dole of grain, and the whole of Cephallenia”. The philhellenic emperor did all he could to raise Athens to a special position in the Roman Empire and hoped to restore the city to the greatness of its distant past.

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Architectural details of ancient Hellenic temples

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Some digital images on architectural details of ancient Hellenic temples. The first image depicts a corner peristylion, the second image depicts a coloured gate and the last one a detail of the southwest wing buildings of the Acropolis of Athens.

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Acropolis of Athens: Architecture, part II

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Modern reconstruction of the Hellenistic loggia (peristyle) of Eumenes at Acropolis’ south incline.

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Acropolis of Athens: Architecture, part I

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Modern reconstruction of the Ionian style temple of Athena Nike in the Acropolis.
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