See also: Agora (homonymy)
In ancient Greece, the Agora indicates the gathering place, the market of the quoted. The Capéloï are the tradesmen. It is an essential component of the concept of Polishes, so much so that Aristote will treat the barbarians of not-civilized bus they do not have an agora.
The Agora of Athens was not only one brisk and odorous market; it was also the place of the democratic institutions. It drew up there the Bouleuterion where sat the Conseil of the Five hundred charged to write the laws voted with the Parliament. Juxtaposed, the Tholos accommodated a tenth of Bouleutes day and night to ensure a permanence, before being replaced by cinquantes others. It was as on the Agora as the Héliée was, the popular court.
The Agora was in fact the center of the social life. It made there good there walk, papoter, philosophize between friends, in particular in the shade of the Stoa Poikilè, a gantry where followed one another of paintings telling historical scenes, mythological episodes and where were raised the shields taken to the enemies.
The agora is the equivalent of the Forum in ancient Rome (see Forum romanum).
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