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The Stoa of Attalus, directly across on the east, runs due north and south (the north is on the left). The main part 19 20 Greece of the square between these buildings was cut by a broad diagonal street, the Panathenaic Way, which still leads the way to the Stoa of Attalus. The street got its name from a processional held there every four years during the national festival called the Panathenaia, which began in the agora and ascended to the Acropolis. This celebration occurred on the 28th of the Greek month Hekatombaion (July/August), the birthday of Athena.

These two brothers were also the founders of the Monastery of the Pantocrator on Mt. Athos, and the towers of Amphipolis belonged to the monastery. The towers were possibly used for storing agricultural products in the area, as well as for controlling the river crossing. Biblical Significance According to Acts, Paul left Philippi during his second missionary journey and traveled with Silas to Thessalonica. ” Although the extent of Paul’s visit to Amphipolis is not clear, the implication from this statement is that Paul did not stay or engage in any preaching activity in the city.

The first inhabitants of Apollonia were refugees from the nearby Chalkidiki peninsula who fled that location when it was threatened by Athenian warships during the Peloponnesian War. Prior to the recent discoveries, Apollonia was known only as a station on the ancient trade route between the east and west. E. 4). ), this same route was paved for military use and became famous as the Via Egnatia (named for Gnaeus Egnatius, proconsul of Macedonia at that time). This historic road was approximately 450 miles long and ranged from 10 to 30 feet wide, depending on the terrain.

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