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November 7, 2015

Odeon of Agrippa

The Odeion of Agrippa was erected in the Augustan period as a grand hall for musical performances and philosophical lectures. The development of the Roman Agora and the erection of this imposing odeion, combined with the transplantation of certain other temples into this up to then unoccupied area of the Agora, altered the commercial character of the place. After the collapse of its roof it was rebuilt in the mid-2nd cent. AD following a different design, while in the Late Roman period its ruins were incorporated into a gymnasium or villa.
Photo by: +Vasilios Gavrilis