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In the Classical period the Acropolis reached the height of its glory under the leadership of Pericles. ) were the result of his leadership. Later the Romans added only one building, the Temple of Roma and Augustus behind the Parthenon. ), the Beule Gate (named for the French archaeologist who discovered it) was constructed for defense. Before ascending to the buildings on the Acropolis proper, turn to the right to view the structures on its southern slope. ), the incredibly wealthy benefactor of Athens who built it in memory of his wife, Regilla.
The north porch of the Erechtheion is surrounded by six columns with elaborate bases and capitals, and above the elegant doorway leading into the temple was a frieze of gray Eleusinian marble with white marble figures, now in the Acropolis Museum. Athens Z Fig. 9. The caryatids of the Erechtheion, Athens Acropolis The remains of a rectangular enclosure beyond the west end of the Erechtheion marks the location of the Pandroseion, a shrine dedicated to Pandros, daughter of the mythical king Kekrops.
Northeast of this house, a portion of a Roman wall, marking the western limits of the city during Roman times, was discovered. Immediately outside the southern portion of the inner wall are the remains of a Roman villa. E. Just north of this building, on the north side of the classical inner wall, another Roman building was discovered. This building was likely a public edifice of some sort. A Hellenistic house has been uncovered further south of the inner wall. , this house is still being excavated.
A guide to biblical sites in Greece and Turkey by Clyde E Fant; Mitchell Glenn Reddish