Hadrian's Gate

  Amalias Ave.     more than a year ago
- - - - - StartFragment - - - - -Built by Athenians in honour of the the Roman Governor Hadrian 131AD, the gate bears two inscriptions - the first, facing the Acropolis, reads ‘This is Athens, the ancient city of Theseus’, and the other, facing the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the centre of the Roman city, reads ‘This is the city of Hadrian and not of Theseus’. The monument attempts to harmoniously combine architectural elements typical of both Roman (such as the arch) and Greek (colonnades) traditions.- - - - - EndFragment - - - - -


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