Strolling Through Athens: Fourteen Unforgettable Walks Through Europe's Oldest City
Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 23.07.2004 - 361 Seiten
Athens, city of the gods, birthplace of modern democracy, artistic and cultural center of the ancient world, is steeped in myth and legend. Now, in this newly reissued book publishing just in time for the 2004 Olympics being held in Athans, travel writer John Freely guides readers on a series of walks to the city's most vibrant and historic areas, from the magnificent Parthenon, center of Athens for four thousand years, to the winding streets of Plaka, the crumbling ruins of the Agora and the color and bustle of Monastiraki. We are led to the theatre of Dionysus, scene of the tragic plays of Aeschylus and Sophocles and to the spot where Phidippides ended his legendary run from Marathon. Vivid descriptions of Athens' most famous monuments and archeological sites are interwoven with mythology and anecdote; secret gems are discovered and the past resurrected with every step. This guide, more than any other available, reveals how the heart of ancient Athens still beats beneath the living, modern city.
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Athens the City of Athena
The South Slope of the Acropolis
From the Acropolis to the Agora
From the Agora through the Kerameikos
Around the Walls of Ancient Athens
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Academy Acropolis Agora altar ancient Athens antiquities archaeological architectural architrave archon Areopagus Artemis Athenians Attica building built Byzantine cella central centre chapel church of Ay colonnade columns comer construction corner courtyard dated decorated dedicated defence wall Dimitrios Dionysos Dipylon Doric Dromos east entrance Erechtheion erected excavations exhibited facade fifth century BC fortifications foundations frieze front funerary Gate goddess Greece Greek Hadrian Hephaisteion Hill identified Ilissos inscription Ionic Kaisariani Kerameikos King Kolonos later Leoforos marble metopes modem monastery Monastiraki monuments mosque Museum Mycenaean Odeion Odos Olympieion original Ottoman Panathenaea Panathenaic Parthenon Pausanias pediment Peisistratus period Persian Plaka porch portico Propylaia propylon relief remains Roman Agora Room ruins sacred sanctuary sculptures shrine side Socrates south slope south-east square statue Stoa Stoa of Attalos street stroll structure temenos Temple of Athena theatre Themistoclean walls Theseus tomb Turkish Turks turn left turn right walk Zeus