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  1. Panathenaiac Way and Stadium By: Amanda Torres Hi

  2. Stadium, THEN • Archon Lycurgus in 329 BC • Wooden seats during classical times, later changed to marble • Herodes Atticus in 140 AD • Enlarged to seat 50,000 • Horseshoe Construction, track (204.07 meters long and 33.35 meters wide) • Separating scales between tiers • Portico with Doric columns at base of the sphendone • Portico was placed in the stadium's facade. • Illissos River bridge, enlarged with 3 arches

  3. Entrance

  4. Stadium at Delphi

  5. Stadium, NOW • Now seats 60,000, 50 rows • Averoff’ statue stands at the entrance to the stadium • Now sits in downtown Athens, between Agra and Ardettos • Illissos River, until 1950s

  6. History of the Stadium • Athletic portion of the Panathenaiac Greater Festival • Roman Arena, added the Northern semicircular wall. • 1870, 1875, 1896: Olympic Games • 1896, First Olympics of the Modern Era! • 2004: Archery , Marathon finish • Summer Olympic Medals of 2004 and 2008

  7. 2004 Archery

  8. Excavations of the Stadium • Excavated and refurbished by Zappas in 1870 • Herodes Atticus • Refurbished in 1895 by George Averoff • Pure Marble, Mount Penteli • Bridge was excavated in 1958

  9. George Averoff

  10. Panathenaiac Way • Starts at the Dipylon Gate, cuts through the Agora and leads to the Acropolis • Through the Propylaea stopping at the Erechtheum and sometimes Parthenon

  11. Agora View

  12. History • Started at the Dipylon gate, before dawn • Sacrifices offered on the Areopagus, in front of the Athena Nike temple • Citizens entered the Propylaea • Passed ParthenonErectheum • Yearly peplos for Athena Polias, wooden statue • Parthenon • Every four years, Athena Parthenos

  13. Bibliography • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panathinaiko_Stadium • http://depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/classics/dunkle/athnlife/rligious.htm • http://www.greece-athens.com/place.php?place_id=35 • http://www.stadia.gr/panathinaiko/panathinaiko.html • http://atheism.about.com/library/FAQs/religion/blgrk_athens-olympics.htm

  14. http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.livingroom.org.au/olympics/archives/images/thumbnails/athens_medal.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.livingroom.org.au/olympics/archives/athens_olympic_medal_picture.php&h=400&w=400&sz=31&hl=en&start=2&um=1&tbnid=RcOxgO6A_PjnOM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3D2004%2Bolympic%2Bmedals%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3DSUNA,SUNA:2007-29,SUNA:en%26sa%3DNhttp://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.livingroom.org.au/olympics/archives/images/thumbnails/athens_medal.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.livingroom.org.au/olympics/archives/athens_olympic_medal_picture.php&h=400&w=400&sz=31&hl=en&start=2&um=1&tbnid=RcOxgO6A_PjnOM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3D2004%2Bolympic%2Bmedals%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rls%3DSUNA,SUNA:2007-29,SUNA:en%26sa%3DN • http://www.livingroom.org.au/blog/images/thumbnails/athens_medals.jpg