An Ancient Shopping Center

An Ancient Shopping Center

by Dorothy B. Thompson



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An Ancient Shopping Center by Dorothy B. Thompson

As well as being a political center, the Agora was the focus of a noisy and varied commercial life. This booklet illustrates the archaeological, documentary, and pictorial evidence for such diverse trades as shoe-making, fishmongering, weaving, and the manufacture of luxury goods and perfumes. Shopping was just one aspect of this public space: ancient Athenians would also have received medical treatment, been married and buried, made sacrifices, and received education in the Agora. The material remains from all of these activities are also discussed. Vivid illustrations and useful resources, such as a table of prices and coinage, bring the bustling marketplace to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780876616352
Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Publication date: 12/01/1993
Series: Agora Picture Books Series
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 17 Years

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