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Last Week in Pleiades (11-18 March 2024)

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Last week the Pleiades editorial college published 15 new and 69 updated place resources, reflecting the work of Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott, Brady Kiesling, Chris de Lisle, and Gabriel McKee.
Last Week in Pleiades (11-18 March 2024)

A terrain map with orange markers indicating updates and pink circles indicating new place resources. It stretches from the Iberian peninsula in the west, to the Nile delta, northern Mesopotamia, and central Russia in the east.

New Place Resources

  • A building in the southeast corner of the Agora of Athens, built in the late fifth century BC, which was used for minting bronze coinage from the third century BC until it was abandoned in the first century BC.
    Creators: Chris de Lisle
    Contributors: Brady Kiesling; Jeffrey Becker
  • A bathhouse located northwest of the Areopagus Hill and southwest of the Agora in Athens, first built in the late second century BC and remaining in use until the late sixth century AD.
    Creators: Chris de Lisle
    Contributors: Brady Kiesling; Jeffrey Becker
  • A building in the southeastern corner of the Athenian Agora, built in the mid-second century BC as the eastern side of the South Square complex and its main entrance from the Panathenaic Way. It was destroyed in the Sullan Sack of 86 BC, but repaired in the Imperial Period.
    Creators: Chris de Lisle
    Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
  • A sanctuary dedicated to Eurysakes, son of Ajax on the Kolonos Agoraios in Athens, which served as the central sanctuary of the tribe Aiantis. It has not been located archaeologically, but the findspots of related inscriptions suggest it was somewhere southwest of the Hephaisteion.
    Creators: Chris de Lisle
    Contributors: Brady Kiesling; Jeffrey Becker
  • A small round shrine built in the Athenian Agora in the mid-2nd century AD
    Creators: Chris de Lisle
    Contributors: Brady Kiesling; Jeffrey Becker
  • Cemetery site located on the banks of the Chigla River, near the modern village of Novaya Chigla, Voronezh Oblast. The site contains 28 burials associated with the Srubnaya Culture (Late Bronze Age 1900-1200 BCE) and the Sarmatians (1st-2nd centuries CE).
    Creators: Gabriel Mckee
    Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
  • This nymphaion, a semicircular fountainhouse, was built in the southeast corner of the Athenian Agora in the 140s AD.
    Creators: Chris de Lisle
    Contributors: Brady Kiesling; Jeffrey Becker
  • Omega House is the modern name for a large house on the north slope of the Areopagos hill in Athens. Early traces go back to the 4th century BC, but the surviving structure was built in the 4th and 5th centuries AD. It appears to have been a philosophical school until the 6th century. It was destroyed in the Slavic Sack of 582 AD.
    Creators: Chris de Lisle
    Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
  • A rock-cut cistern on the southeast slope of the Pnyx hill in Athens, built in the late sixth century BC and supplied by the Peisistratid aqueduct. It received a mosaic floor in the second C AD. Dörpfeld identified it with the Enneakrounos fountain known from Classical literature, but this is disputed.
    Creators: Chris de Lisle
    Contributors: Brady Kiesling; Jeffrey Becker
  • A narrow structure southwest of the Agora of Athens, built in the mid-5th century BC. Some modern scholars identify it as the Athenian prison where Sokrates and others were held and executed, but it was probably a workshop for marble workers.
    Creators: Chris de Lisle
    Contributors: Brady Kiesling; Jeffrey Becker
  • A sanctuary on the south slope of the Acropolis of Athens, dedicated to Aphrodite in the Classical period and associated with Isis from the late first century BC. A temple was built in the Hadrianic period.
    Creators: Chris de Lisle
    Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
  • The southeast fountain house was located in the southeast corner of the Agora of Athens. It was built in the 520s BC and was remodeled in the early 4th century BC. The water supply is derived from the Peisistratid aqueduct. In the second century AD, it was identified as the Enneakrounos fountain known from Classical literature, apparently incorrectly.
    Creators: Chris de Lisle
    Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
  • The Southeast Stoa lined the east side of the Panathenaic Way at the southeast corner of the Athenian Agora, between the Library of Pantainos and the City Eleusinion. It was built in the mid-second century AD and incorporated into the Post-Herulian Wall after 267 AD.
    Creators: Chris de Lisle
    Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
  • A street originating at the southeast corner of the Athenian Agora, between the south end of the Stoa of Attalos and the north side of the Library of Pantainos, which ran to the Roman Agora. It was paved and monumentalised in the late first and early second century AD, with an arch at the Agora end and the Street Stoa along the southern side. It is overlaid by the modern Odos Pikilis.
    Creators: Chris de Lisle
    Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
  • A triangular shrine located at a crossroads to the southwest of the Athenian Agora, probably dedicated to a hero, built in the late fifth century BC with evidence for earlier religious activity in the seventh century BC.
    Creators: Chris de Lisle
    Contributors: Jeffrey Becker

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