The Propylaea, monumental gateway to the acropolis of Athens. Constructed between c. 437 and 431 BCE in the age of Pericles...
An illustration of the Propylaea or monumental gateway of the Athenian acropolis, 5th century BCE.
Prostitution in Ancient Athens
As a coastal city and hub of the Ancient Greek world, Athens was frequently visited by sailors and merchants who docked...
Reconstruction of Ancient Athenian Girl: Myrtis
Scientists in Greece have reconstructed the face of an ancient Athenian girl, using the teeth and skull found in a mass...
Roman Agora Gate, Athens
The monumental entrance gate (propylaea) to the Roman agora of Athens. Pentellic marble, 19-11 BCE. Donated by Julius Caesar...
Socrates and democratic Athens
Socrates was both a loyal citizen (by his own lights) and a critic of the democratic community’s way of doing things...
Socrates' Prison, Athens
The cave in Athens said to be where Socrates was held prisoner and died.
Speaker's Platform, Athens Assembly, Pynx, Athens
The platform on the Pnyx hill where speakers stood to address the Athenian democratic assembly in the 5th century BCE...
Temple of Hephaistos & Athena, Athens
Also known as the Theseum because of its decorative sculpture depicting the feats of Theseus, the Doric temple, built...
Temple of Nike, Athens
The Temple of Nike, Athens, 427-424 BCE.