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  The Ancient City of Athens: The Pnyx
The size of the auditorium (as it is restored by the excavators) is not that much larger than Pnyx I. Pnyx III: The Pnyx was rebuilt and expanded in the 3rd quarter of the 4th century B.C., probably around 345-335 B.C. A massive, curved, retaining wall was built (or at least begun) on the north.
It is unknown for how many years Pnyx III was used as the meeting place of the ekklesia, and certainly by the 1st century B.C. the the assembly held their meetings in the Theater of Dionysos on the South Slope of the Acropolis.
“The Pnyx in Athens,”; Hesperia 1 (1932), pp.
www.stoa.org /athens/sites/pnyx.html   (551 words)

 Pnyx - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pnyx (Greek Πνυξ, pronounced "Xerxes" in Ancient Greek, "Pniks" in Modern Greek), is a hill in central Athens, the capital of Greece.
It is located less than one kilometre west of the Acropolis, and 1.6km south-west of the centre of modern Athens, Syntagma Square.
The speaker's platform at the Pnyx, with the Acropolis in the background.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pnyx   (477 words)

 AthensNews onLine SEARCH
Pnyx was a meeting place of the people's assembly in the 4th and 5th centuries BC.
Agios Dimitrios sits at a fork in the road: the Philopappos Monument and the Hill of the Muses is to the left; the Pnyx, meeting place of the all-male ekklesia (people's assembly) of the fourth and fifth centuries BC, and the Hill of the Nymphs are to the right.
The Pnyx is still used for ceremonial openings of important symposia held in Athens.
www.athensnews.gr /athweb/nathens.print_unique?e=C&f=12971&m=A09&aa=1&eidos=S   (815 words)

 ZNet Commentary
Pnyx is the name of a low (357 feet high) hill about 450 yards to the west of the Acropolis in Athens.
The word "Pnyx" means "tightly crowded together." The "crowding" refers to the male citizens (also known and as "demos") of classical Athens, who assembled, in the open, on the northern side of the hill of Pnyx to discuss politics and make political decisions; kind of a contemporary Parliament or Congress.
The speaker, or orator, was standing at the foot of the slope, where a level area was formed through the construction of a retaining wall, the area back of which was filled with soil.
www.zmag.org /sustainers/content/1999-11/07raptis.htm   (1174 words)

 The Ecclesia of Athens
The Pnyx is an open space of ground due west from the Acropolis.
Vast as is the audience, the acoustic properties of the Pnyx are excellent, and all public officers and orators are trained to harangue multitudes in the open air, so that the thousands get every word of the proposition.
King Demos may indeed rule a fallible human monarchy, but it is thanks to him, and to his high court held at the Pnyx, that Athens owes at least half of that sharpness of wit and intelligence which is her boast.
www.ellopos.net /elpenor/greek-texts/ancient-greece/old-athens-ecclesia.asp   (2888 words)

 Athens - Bouleuterio
The Pnyx is the central of the three hills which lie in a line south west of the Acropolis and the Areios Pagos.
Situated between the hill of the Nymphs and Muses, the Pnyx was the place where the Assembly of Athens (Ekklesia) met after the reforms of Kleisthenes and Ephialtes by the beginning of the
The Pnyx was the central symbol of the Assembly, of the Demos and of Democracy itself.
www.fhw.gr /projects/bouleuterion/en/katopsis/athens_pnyx.html   (305 words)

 The Pnyx   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Pnyx of the third period had exactly the same plan but on a larger scale; the great retaining wall was constructed of large stone blocks quarried from the area, while the new bema was arranged to the south.
The initiation of the program of the third period is attributed to Lycourgos but the hard years that followed prevented the program from being completed.
It became known in 1803 by the inscribed plaques found during the excavations conducted by Lord Aberdeen near the bema of the Pnyx.
www.culture.gr /2/21/211/21101a/e211aa05.html   (504 words)

For the ancient Athenians the Pnyx was what the parliament of a country is today.
The institutions needed for their democratic governing of a people were born and developed on the Pnyx.
Today international events which have to do with democracy, in all its aspects, are held on the hill of the Pnyx.
www.greekislands.com /athens/w_acrop.htm   (358 words)

 Benjamin R. Barber Projects: Unchat
In ancient Athens, citizens of the "demes" or tribes gathered every ten days on a hill near the Acropolis called the Pnyx to debate, deliberate and decide the rules and policies that would govern their common lives.
On the Pnyx was born the culture of civilized talk and the democratic politics of self-government.
The challenge is to build a "virtual Pnyx" - an on-line forum - to deepen and strengthen communications and interactivity for every arena, from the competitive to the cooperative, from politics to play.
www.benjaminrbarber.com /unchat.html   (382 words)

 Philopappou Hill- Athens Info Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Between the Hill of the Muses and Pnyx there was the Koili (cavity), one of the most densely populated areas of Athens.
The downward trail leads to the Pnyx, the meeting place of the Assembly where such great orators as Demosthenes and Themistocles addressed the citizens of Athens.
The hill of Pnyx is located about 500 meters (1640ft) west of the Acropolis.
www.athensinfoguide.com /wtsphilopappou.htm   (1011 words)

 Activities of the IAGP and of the ICGPC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In Spring 1995 (March-May 1995) the IAGP and the ICGPC, in co-operation with the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Athens, organised the:
In the Spring of 1996 (April-May 1996) the IAGP and the ICGPC in co-operation with the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Athens, and the Municipality of Athens organised:
In Spring 1997 (March-May) the IAGP and the ICGPC, in co-operation with the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Athens, have organised:
www.hri.org /iagp/activities.html   (2853 words)

 Philopappou Hill, Loumpardiaris and Pnyx   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It was built to designs by the architect Dimitris Pikionis, who also restored the church - note the masterly way in which the design incorporates contemporary building materials to achieve a superb result.
The northern side of the monument, visible from the Acropolis, is the facade, which retains a number of elements of its originally lavish architectural decoration.
This was the meeting place of the people, the Ecclesia of the demos - the core of the Athenian democracy, the "state of the demos", representing the supreme power of the people.
www.athens2004.com /athens2004/page/legacy?lang=en&cid=3f7c50c2c3f69f00VgnVCMServer28130b0aRCRD   (716 words)

 Travelocity.com: Destination Guides: Athens
The Pnyx, crowned by the Athens Observatory, is where Athens's citizen assembly met.
The Pnyx, as much as any spot in Athens -- which is to say, any place in the world -- is the "birthplace of democracy." Here, for the first time in history, every citizen could vote on every matter of common importance.
True, citizens did not include women, and there were far more slaves than citizens in Athens -- but that was the case in most of the world for a very long time after democracy was born in Athens.
dest.travelocity.com /DestGuides/0,1840,TCYCA|2042|||0044022378|F|N,00.html   (525 words)

 Office of the Assistant Aedile Anvael Andares - Page 6 - Alleria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Pnyx Julianna Palace and the offices of the government of Medonia are nestled in the sprawling compound on this fortified hill overlooking the city.
I've recently been speaking to your predecessor about it's value and he put it at 70,000 crowns, although he said it would be worth more were it not for the presence of the Pox still within the city.
However, just then she remembered his angry face when they met near the gates of the Pnyx and her eyes immediately looked away through the window.
www.alleria.com /forums/showthread.php?postid=788229   (3230 words)

 Athens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The open-air Lycabettus Theater where contemporary jazz, pop and dance performances are held annually during the Athens Summer Festival is visible to the left.
Hill of the Pnyx, the meeting place of the ancient Athenian Democratic Assembly.
Today's role for the Pnyx, as outdoor theater for multilingual sound-and-light performances, seems a sad fate for the home of 4th and 5th century BCE democracy.
www.grisel.net /athens.htm   (966 words)

 I am very happy to have been invited to talk on the subject of Drama and Athens, and even happier with the title and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
You will see the Acropolis at the centre: the Acropolis was home to some of the most important temples in classical Athens.
To the north-west is the Agora, containing other temples and important administrative buildings; to the west is the Pnyx, the place where the Athenian assembly – the sovereign body of the Athenian democracy - met.
That the theatre should sit at the very heart of the city will, by the end of this essay I hope, be no surprise.
www.latin-uk-online.com /heuix/tragedyandathens.html   (2672 words)

 Cythera Chronicles: the dark mage part one going to pnyx - Ambrosia Software, Inc. web board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A nice guy called Chevodocus, the elder of house Strymon, is taking care of me. I wish the plague would stop.
"You are going to Pnyx!" A big smile came on his face.
Pnyx wasn't that close so I took some food with a dagger and oboloi.
www.ambrosiasw.com /webboard/Forum52/HTML/000136.html   (503 words)

 The Apartments of the Legate of Enamoria - Alleria
Although the Legate's traditional post was in Prime for the Senate sessions, there were times when the provincial representative must return home, to confer with those in the provincial government and thus update themselves on the current situation.
Everyone had told her previously that it was just as unlikely that Moranor was currently present within the Pnyx as it was probable that he was.
Interesting; he seemed familiar, much like the one who had entered the front gates of the Pnyx at the same time she did.
www.alleria.com /forums/showthread.php?threadid=31919   (5200 words)

The Agora was the marketplace and meeting place where the Athenians could speak of civic and public affairs.
On both sides of the Agora were important centers of Athenian life: the Areopagus and the Pnyx.
The Areopagus was where the high court sat and the Pnyx was where the Athenian Assembly convened.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/prehistory/aegean/thecities/athens.html   (929 words)

 Electronic Antiquities Volume II, Number 2
The first four sessions of papers will be held on 7 October to 8 October at the Acropolis Center, Makrigianni 2-4, and will be followed by a fifth session on 9 October, consisting of a visit to the Pnyx and a continuation of the discussion of the earlier sessions on the site itself.
12.30 A. Ajootian, Sculptors and sculpture on the Pnyx
Visit to the Pnyx and the Hill of the Nymphs and continuation of the discussions of the previous days on the site itself.
scholar.lib.vt.edu /ejournals/ElAnt/V2N2/pnyx.html   (434 words)

 pnyx - OneLook Dictionary Search
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pnyx : Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
pnyx : The Phrontistery - A Dictionary of Obscure Words [home, info]
www.onelook.com /?w=pnyx&last=pennyx&loc=spell   (127 words)

 iB::Viewing member profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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 Station Hill Authors -- Robert Kelly
An enigmatic and urbane work in prose, verse, and an original typographic marriage of the two.
The author describes it as "a narrative poem bearing in from the afterlife; being born is finding this island." The Cruise of the Pnyx opens fresh poetic possibilities.
Returning from India in 1983, haunted by geometric relationships between economies and persons, by images of new ways of being alive that he had seen, Robert Kelly began this long poem.
www.stationhill.org /kelly.html   (287 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Björn Forsén & Greg Stanton (eds.), The Pnyx in the History of Athens.
Susan I. Rotroff, Pnyx III: Pottery and Stratigraphy
Dina Peppas Delmousou, The Pnyx and the Mouseion Hill Inscriptions Reconsidered
www.finninstitute.gr /fi/two.htm   (172 words)

 Cythera Chronicles: Once Again, Part One as Ferazel saw it - Ambrosia Software, Inc. web board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
When Talos attacked and destroyed Pnyx, I was there.
There was a passage in the southern wall that lead to a tunnel out of Pnyx.
"The room at the bottom is supposed to be a tome storage for illeagal tomes Pnyx confiscated," I said, halfway down the steps.
www.ambrosiasw.com /webboard/Forum52/HTML/000009.html   (778 words)

 Perseus Lookup Tool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Athens, Athens, Pnyx: Large blocks of retaining wall [Image] (4.91)
Athens, Athens, Pnyx: Detail view from NW [Image] (4.77)
Kron; Demos, Pnyx und Nymphennhugel: Kron 1979 [Source citation] (2.37)
www.perseus.tufts.edu /cgi-bin/vor?lookup=Pnyx&collection=Perseus:collection:Greco-Roman&group=typecat   (46 words)

 Pnyx * People, Places, & Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Pnyx * People, Places, and Things * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Cut and paste the following text for use in a paper or electronic document report.
"People, Places and Things: Pnyx", Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant.
www.messagenet.com /myths/ppt/Pnyx_1.html   (226 words)

 Lyceum [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
The area was also used for military exercises (Suda, "Lykeion") and for the marshaling of troops before departing on campaign (Aristophanes, Peace 351-357); it was also the site of cavalry displays (Xenophon, The Cavalry Commander 3.1).
The Lyceum was also the place for meetings of the Athenian assembly before the establishment of a permanent meeting area on the Pnyx hill during the fifth century BC (IG I3 105).
The Lyceum was a place of philosophical discussion and debate well before Aristotle founded his school there in 335 BC.
www.iep.utm.edu /l/lyceum.htm   (1725 words)

 [No title]
Please note: There are scheduled breaks at the following times (other break times may occur but are not necessarily for everyone so please be quiet in the hallways to be respectful to speakers who may be speaking at that time.
Participants who have pre-registered and received their registration materials from the Hera's Travel upon arrival in Athens, are advised to wear their badges to the opening ceremony at Pnyx Hill.
Participants and accompanying persons are cordially invited to attend this ceremony, which will take place on the Pnyx Hill Amphitheatre.
cos.fit.edu /math/ifna/wcna/program.txt   (5531 words)

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