Meeting Places of Ancient Greece

Ms. Barger

The ancient Greeks called meeting places agora, which means to gather or assemble in Greek.

Meeting places had many different purposes for the ancient Greeks. Politicians, philosophers, and scientists met at the meeting place to share ideas. Criminals went there for trials while other citizens watched. Poor women and slaves went there to buy food and materials from a market place. Other people went to the agora to relax and enjoy a lunch.

The most famous agora was the agora of Athens in ancient Greece.

The agora was often located in the center of a town or near harbors. Agoras had many trees to provide shade. There were lots of buildings and temples for the gods. Furthermore, they had statues for the gods. The agora had large fountains as well.