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Vintage engraving of the Ancient Agora of Athens. The Ancient Agora of Classical Athens is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis. The Agora was a central spot in ancient Greek city-states. The literal meaning of the word is gathering place or assembly.

Demosthenes delivering a condemning speech against Philipp of Macedonia. Demosthenes (384 BC - 322 BC) was the greatest Greek orator. After the "Peace of Philokrates" (346 BC), he rose to become the leading statesman of Athens. Philip II (ca. 382 BC - 336 BC) was the King of Macedonia from 359 to 336 BC and was the father of Alexander the Great. Woodcut engraving, published in1882.

Sappho was an ancient Greek poet. She is considered the most important poet of classical antiquity and has canonical meaning. Sappho lived in Mytilene on the island of Lesbos in the North Aegean, the cultural center of the 7th century BC. Illustration from 19th century.

Panorama of top passageway in the theatre of Aspendos including arcade and a view of amphitheater and environs through space between columns. Aspendos amphitheater is remarkably well preserved part of ancient Pamphylian and later Greco-Roman city of Aspendos, now southern Turkey, Antalya province.

Vintage engraving of the Ancient Olympic Games. The Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions among representatives of city-states and one of the Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece.

Antique illustration of Gods from the classical period. From left to right: 1 - Rhea, 2 - Saturn, 3 - Cybele, 4 - Jupiter, 5 - Juno, 6 - Neptune, 7 - Vesta, 8 - Pluto, 9 - Ceres. Engraving published in Systematischer Bilder-Atlas zum Conversations-Lexikon, Ikonographische Encyklopaedie der Wissenschaften und Kuenste (Brockhaus, Leipzig) in 1875.

The Banquet is a text by Plato, written around 380 BC. It consists mainly of a long series of discourses on the nature and qualities of love. Illustration from 19th century.

Ulysses weeping as he listens to the songs of the blind musician, Demodocus. From “Stories From Homer” by the Rev. Alfred J. Church, M.A.; illustrations from designs by John Flaxman. Published by Seeley, Jackson & Halliday, London, 1878.

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