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                                                           The Stoa of Eumenes 
The stoa of Eumenes

The stoa of Eumenes is placed between the the theatre of Dionysos and the Odeion of Herodes Atticus, along the Peripatos (the ancient road around the Acropolis). The king of Pergamon, Eumenes II, donated this Stoa to the Athenian city, during his sovereignty, which endured from 197 to 159 B.C. This elongated building, 163.00 m. long and 17.65 m. wide, had two storeys. The ground floor facade was formed from a colonnade of 64 doric columns, while the interior colonnade consisted of 32 columns of Ionic order. On the upper storey, the exterior colonnade had the equivalent number of double-semicolumns of

ionic order and the interior columns had the rather rare type of capital, the Pergamene ones.

Nowadays, a visible part of the monument is the north retaining wall, reinforced with buttresses connected by semicircular arches. This wall was constructed in order to hold the north earth embankment in place and to support the etaded in the Peripatos. Today are also visible: the Krene (spring) included in the north wall, the stylobates of the inner colonnade on the ground floor and the foundation of the exterior colonnade.

Besides a part of the substructure of the east wall of the stoa has also survived, in addition to the west wall, which suffered changes during the Roman period, when the Odeion of Herodes Atticus was erected.






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