The Roman market in Athens Greece. For Karen

The Roman market in Athens Greece

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beneath the Acropolis

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14 thoughts on “The Roman market in Athens Greece. For Karen

  1. ahhh I’ve actually been here! these columns look so powerful in the dark– do you think in ancient Athens they could have seen it this way by torchlight?? 😀

  2. Romans destroyed ancient Greece — that I´m very found of it.
    And Christianity just ruined the rest!

    Nice photos man! As I told you, I MUST (it is imperative) VISIT GREECE! The Helenos!

    • You just see the glass half empty. There was certain respect both by Romans that were heavily influenced and imitated Greek art and by Christians that had a similar sense of the sacred and have also incorporated many ways from the ancients. Anyway, in a symbiotic relation, (between old and new) we can accept a certain amount of change. In Greece this change has been more smooth than in other parts of the planet. After all if you see through history Christianity in the East, made the transition from the Romans to the Byzantines with no Spanish inquisitions. And then came the Ottoman empire from the 13th century, to put an oblivion lid over the Balkan peninsula, until the 19th century. And during the Ottoman empire, many people took advantage of the occupation to remove ancient artifacts from Greece. (See all the museums in Europe and many private collections, full of Greek art…) So in my opinion, after so many nations, conquerors and wars here, we should be proud and consider our selves lucky for what’s left. As I’ve said before, it is hard to be a Greek, but the only way to prove you are, is to accept it proudly. And I guess the same goes for all the nations in the Balkan peninsula.

        • Eldin man, I know you didn’t. I am just stating that the current equilibrium is already way too fragile, in our area, and it is a shame because some things (like common interests and common wealth, apart from common history) should bring people together regardless of nations and religions. But those should not be neglected either. Because nations history is the deep root in the past that feeds the future.

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