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Agora
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(ἀγορά; agorá) in a topographical sense is the district of the Greek polis ( Town / City) delineated as the political, religious, social and economic focus. Originally, agora was the assembly, derived from ἀγείρω (ageírō; to assemble), of freemen in a community. The history of this people's assembly and its place of assembly is, to a high degree, concurrent with the development of the  polis itself. The community of citizens, characteristic of the polis, developed on the agora, and its architectural layout reflected the gradual taking shape o…

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Kolb, Frank (Tübingen), “Agora”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 17 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e108390>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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