The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Agora News & Events

  • Hesperia 86.3 Now Online!
    The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the publication of Hesperia 86.3. Topics in this issue include a review and analysis of the evidence for the origins of the Ionian cities of Asia Minor, a new interpretation of the Dipylon oinochoe graffito, the publication of a deposit of ostraka from the Athenian Agora, and new evidence for the dating of defensive fortifications in southwestern Anatolia based on the excavations of the Bastion complex on the Tepecik acropolis at Patara in southwestern Turkey.
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  • Hesperia welcomes New Editor: Jennifer Sacher
    After a comprehensive search, the ASCSA has chosen Jennifer Sacher to be the next editor of Hesperia.
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Digital Imagery

Some themed collections of Agora imagery are available for free download and others are fee-based. Please consult our Rights and Permissions page for details.

  • THE ATHENIAN CITIZEN  Objects from the Agora which characterize public life in Athens such as the furnishings of the law courts, official weights and measures and ostraka. Based on Agora Picture Book No. 4.
  • HOUSEHOLD POTTERY  A selection of pottery used in Athenian houses from the 6th to the 4th centuries BC: pitchers, drinking cups, water jars and many cooking pots. Based on Agora Picture Book No. 1.
  • ANCIENT PORTRAITS  A selection of portrait heads, mostly of marble and mostly from the Roman period, found in the excavations of the Agora. Based on Agora Picture Book No. 5.
  • GODS AND HEROES  Slides illustrating the worship of gods and heroes in the Agora as depicted on painted pottery, in terracotta figurines, and in marble statuary. Based on Agora Picture Book No. 19.
  • EARLY BURIALS  Objects from the Bronze and Iron Age cemeteries found beneath the Classical Agora. Pottery, jewelry, and weapons from Mycenaean to Geometric times (1500-700 BC). Based on Agora Picture Book No. 13.
  • MODELS  Views of the models displayed in the upper colonnade of the Stoa of Attalos, including the new overall model of the ancient city, the archaic Acropolis, the Acropolis at the fullest development, the Agora, the Erechtheion, the temple of Athena Nike, the north end of the Stoa of Attalos and the 4th century city walls of Athens.
  • CLASSICAL SCULPTURE  A selection of Classical Sculpture from the Agora Excavations.
  • ANCIENT BIRDS  Objects from the Agora which depict birds. Various species and dates are represented. Based on Agora Picture Book No.22
  • RED FIGURED POTTERY  Slides illustrating various aspects of Athenian life, mythological themes or animals.
  • BLACK FIGURED POTTERY - 1  Slides illustrating various mythological themes with emphasis on the calyx-krater by Exexias.
  • BLACK FIGURED POTTERY - 2  Slides illustrating mythological themes, daily life or animals.
  • AMPHORAS  A selection of slides showing transport amphoras used for wine or oil. Included are amphoras of various periods, amphora stamps, and scenes of amphoras in use. Based on Agora Picture Book No 6.
  • DARK AGE POTTERY - 1  Selected examples of Latest Mycenaean, Protogeometric, and Geometric pottery from the Agora Excavations (ca. 1150-750 B.C.).
  • DARK AGE POTTERY - 2  Development of common shapes and decoration: Latest Mycenaean, Protogeometric, and Geometric pottery from the Agora Excavations (ca. 1150-750 B.C.)