Athens Line

Tour Attractions

Roman Agora

The original Agora was suppressed by a series of Roman buildings later on built upon it, beginning with a large Odeion (concert hall), the imperial family’s gift to the Athenians. The Odeion of Agrippa was erected by him in around 15 BC. It was 51.4 by 43.2 metres and of several storeys high, and, being sited just north of the Middle Stoa, it obscured the old Agora. In return for the odeion, the Athenians built a statue for Agrippa at the site of the previous Agora; it was based on a plinth recycled from an earlier statue by covering the old inscription with a new one.