Sunday, October 19, 2008

Athens: Agora

Monuments class took yet another field trip, this time to the Greek Agora of Athens, which in modern day is similar to a marketplace.

Altar of the open air field at the Pnyx where The Assembly of the People, Ekklesia was held
View of the Acropolis from the Pnyx 
Walking along the Panathenaic Way

Temple of Hephaistos is the best-preserved temple of its type in the Greek world.

This is where Socrates died! Right here. No big deal.

Location of yet another water clock, again it is missing but they actually did exist I promise!

Hemlock shot glasses as Michael called them. The amount of hemlock root in just one of those was enough to kill a man, even Socrates.

WATER CLOCK! Finally, the search is over.


Kelli said...

Thank you so much for all the educational information. It is great that you are sharing all of it with us! You are having way to much fun. Miss you lots. Be safe. Especially when you are out at all those pubs!!! :)

traci said...

Sar-Bear - What a great time you are having. I really loved Santorini - it brought back all kinds of memories. In fact - I too toasted the view in Oia! (many many years ago). The cool thing is what you get to see - and learn. So many things we missed. makes me want to go back.

We miss you but are having a great time seeing Greece through your adventures.

Love ya lots - Traci