Greek Agora

Agoras were the center of city life in the ancient world, being both market and meeting places
Here in the Greek Agora is the Temple of Hephestus

Built from 450 to 415 BC, the Temple of Hephestus was located near the
metal working shops as Hephestus was the God of metalsmithing

View showing the side of the Hephestus Temple

These statues are actually part of the foundations of the Odeion of Agrippa
This was a huge building built in honour of Marcus Agrippa the capable military commander for Octavian Agustus
The statues represent Tritons, half man half fish

This is a statue of an important Roman, perhaps the Emperor. Notice the incredible detail
In the center is a carving of Romulus and Remus being fed from the wolf as per Roman mythology

An open view of the Agora as seen from the Temple of Hephestus
The building here is the Stoa of Attalos, rebuilt in modern times to the same specifications as it existed in ancient times

A close up of the rebuilt Stoa of Attalos

A nice shot showing the top of a Corinthian column with the Temple of Hephestus in the background