Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Acropolis, Agora, Parthenon

Below the Parthenon is the ancient Agora, where Socrates would corner fellow philosophers to badger them about heady topics, with his student Plato and Plato's student Aristotle. Aristotle invented democracy around this area.  I have included the well-preserved temple of Hephaestus, the god of volcanoes among other things.

On June 5, 2024, here are Susan and I overlooking Athens, taken by our driver, Tas.

 We spent the day around the Acropolis, which is the area in downtown Athens encompassing the ancient Agora and certain ancient temples. You can see photos of the Parthenon anywhere, so I have shown here that visitors can get close up to the temple. The ruins seen today are the result of warfare and plunder, as late as the 20th century.

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