Stoa of the king
This building included/understood eight doric columns. It, is compared with other Stoas, rather small and measures only 18m length and 7,5m broad.
A problem of dating remains: the architectural elements date, by their style, of sixth century BC, but the ceramics found under the ground of the stoa can be the years 500. The material re-used for the foundations brought to the theory which construction was to be gone back after the Persian occupation to 480.
Even if there remains ambiguities as for the dating, at least one is sure identification of the building. Initially, Pausanias mentions the stoa of the king in his description of the agora and, moreover, one has two inscriptions dedicated to the archontes-kings. The religious and legal functions of the archonte-king result in furniture inside the stoa . One finds stones there where the laws after the revision of those at the end of fifth century BC are engraved
According to Aristophane, the stoa was also used for official banquets, that to which testifies the found crockery. They is here that met the Aréopage in the cases of murder, chaired by the archonte-king. Moreover, the preliminary audience of Socrate took place in this place.
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