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Panathenaiac Way and Stadium By: Amanda Torres Hi 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)

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stadium then
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
stadium now
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
history of the stadium
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
excavations of the stadium
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
panathenaiac way
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
history
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
bibliography
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
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