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E. Just north of this building, on the north side of the classical inner wall, another Roman building was discovered. This building was likely a public edifice of some sort. A Hellenistic house has been uncovered further south of the inner wall. , this house is still being excavated. Unfortunately, the shelter that encloses it is usually locked. With charm, you may be able to persuade one of the museum personnel or, if present, one of the excavators to allow you to have a look. Excavations so far have uncovered two rooms with a colonnaded courtyard.
10. The Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens each end. The fluted columns are 34 feet high and 6 feet 3 inches in diameter at the bottom, tapering to a diameter of 4 feet 10 inches at the top. Furthermore, the columns have a slight bulge approximately twofifths of the way up from the platform, and they lean slightly inward. It has been estimated that if the columns were continued indefinitely upward, they would meet one mile up in the air to form a gigantic pyramid. The purpose of this sophisticated engineering was to ensure that the vertical lines of the temple appeared straight, so that the entire impression of the building would be lively and light in spite of its mass.
According to Acts, he also spoke “daily” in the Athenian agora, the civic and cultural center of Athens. Athens had lost its preeminence in commerce, but it was still the world’s center for philosophy and dialogue. No one liked “telling or hearing something new” (Acts 17:21) more than the Athenians. 15 16 Greece In the course of his dialogues in the agora, some Epicurean and Stoic philosophers debated with him. Although Paul was a Jew, their philosophies were not unknown to him. Tarsus, his home city in Cilicia (Asia Minor, modern Turkey), was itself a major center of philosophical learning in the 1st century.