Agora Publication: AgoraPicBk 12 (1971)
Title:   An Ancient Shopping Center: The Athenian Agora
Author:   Burr Thompson, D.
Abstract:   As well as being a political center, the Agora was the focus of a noisy and varied commercial life. This booklet illustrates the archaeological, documentary, and pictorial evidence for such diverse trades as shoe-making, fishmongering, weaving, and the manufacture of luxury goods and perfumes. Shopping was just one aspect of this public space: ancient Athenians would also have received medical treatment, been married and buried, made sacrifices, and received education in the Agora. The material remains from all of these activities are also discussed. Vivid illustrations and useful resources, such as a table of prices and coinage, bring the bustling marketplace to life.
Series Title:   Excavations of the Athenian Agora: Picture Book
Publication Place:   Princeton
Publisher:   The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Volume:   12
Edition:   1
Date:   1971
ISBN:   087661635X
Comments:   Revised 1993.
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PDF:   AgoraPicBk-12.pdf
References:   Plans and Drawings (9)
Image: 2002.01.1197
Image: 2002.01.1204
Image: 2004.01.0235 (HAT 72-134)
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