South Agora

    Rectangular agora measuring 135x90 m is located between the Bouleuterion and the South Baths, both of which it communicates with. Postaments and column fragments visible at the site should be related with the porticoes of the agora. Postaments and architectural elements around suggest that the porticoes were grandiose structures of the Corinthian order. This agora should be more of a political one. Scattered around are parapet balusters, pier capitals of Corinthian order with tongue motifs and acanthus leaves in the corners, and geison-sima blocks with dentils. Extant blocks reflect stylistic features of the second century and the agora should have been planned and built together with the Bouleuterion and the South Baths on the occasion of Hadrian’s visit to the city.



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