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4). The western half is the flat area occupiedin classical times by private houses and industrial establishmentsand was approachedfrom the southwest cornerof the Agora. 16 The eastern half of the districtformeda rough triangle, containedbetween the South Road, the Dromos from the Middle (Christ Church) Gate to a point between the South (Hypapanti) Gate and Tower W 1, and the Areopagusitself. Toward the west the area narrowedas the contoursof the Areopagusalmost met the South Road at its junctionwith the roadcomingin from the west end of the Areopagusand leading into the Agora at its southwestcorner.

He is of the opinionthat the origin of the type is probablyto be found in Greece. 28 III. g. the coins cited above,some intrusionmight be anotherexplanation. Closely related to the problem is the history of the Panathenaic Way. The stoa borderingthe south side of the Way between Dipylon and Agorahad a long history. D. 337341) and Constantius II (350's). The stoa was refurbishedin a substantialway, evidently in the middleof the 4th century,including,probably,the large statuebase in the propylonat its south end.

Thompson, Princeton 1982, pp. 34-39. 82 For the latest history of the Tholos, see Hesperia, Suppl. IV, pp. 54, 101, 136-137; AgoraXIV, p. 210. 83 Pottery and lamps of the 4th and 5th centurieswere found in the debris over the floor;the latest coins were from the reign of Arcadius. I59B. 85 For its later history and the possibility that during the whole of the Post-Herulian periodthe remodeledMetroon was used as a synagogue, see below, p. 59. 26 III. 86 THE POMPEION AND THE PANATHENAIC WAY Sometime during the 4th century the Panathenaic Way took on a new appearance with the rebuildingof old and constructionof new stoas borderingit on both sides from the Dipylon to the point where the street turns into the Agora (P1.

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