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agora (ăg´ərə) [Gr.,=market], in ancient Greece, the public square or marketplace of a city. In early Greek history the agora was primarily used as a place for public assembly; later it functioned mainly as a center of commerce. Usually in a readily accessible part of the city, it was often surrounded by the public buildings, such as the royal palace, the law courts, the assembly house, and the jail. A favorite architectural device was the colonnade surrounding the agora. One of the highest honors was to be granted a tomb in the agora. The agora was similar to the Roman forum.

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agora

agora in ancient Greece, a public open space used for assemblies and markets; the term agoraphobia for extreme or irrational fear of open or public places, leading to panic attacks and reclusive behaviour, derives from this.

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agora

agora. Public open space in a Greek city, surrounded by fine architecture. See forum.

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Wyoming (1962)

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Agora

an assembly place, e.g., a marketplace, hence, the people assembled, 1820.

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