"The Lysicrates Monument" Choragic Monument of Lysicrates Tip by Pieter11

  Lysicrates Monument
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  • Lysicrates Monument - Athens
      Lysicrates Monument
    by Pieter11
  • Lysicrates Monument - Athens
      Lysicrates Monument
    by Pieter11
 

The Lysicrates Monument is located in the south of Plaka, close to the Theatre of Dionysos. It is a round, small building made of marble, and has a diameter of 2,8 metres. It was built in the 4th century B.C.

The Monument is the only remaining monument of its kind. In ancient days the winner of the Dionysos Theatre Games placed a monument on the Tripodon Street. Because of the fact that munks bought this monument in 1669, for their cloister, this one still remains.

The Lysicrates Monument is 6,5 metres high, has Corinthic half-pillars around its walls (that are the oldest of the whole of Athens) and it has the trophy that was won because of winning the Theatre Games is pictured on the top.

Address: Tripodos Street
Directions: Looking from the Arch of Hadrian, towards the Acropolis you will see it. Just cross the street and you´ll walk right to it.

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  • Written May 31, 2005
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