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Abstract~The Commercial Agora's ruins lie south of the agora's, and like the Agora, belong to the Antonine period. The huge building complex had a peristyle court flanked by shops. The main entrance was on the north side of the building in the middle of a hexastyle colonnade and opened onto the wide Commercial Road. Two narrow roads ran parallel to the building's east and west sides at right angles to the Commercial Road. After the building of the Early Christian Basilica in the 6th century AD, over most of the Macellum, only the colonnaded hexastyle survives. It was incorporated by the Byzantine architect into the monumental north side of Basilica B. The counter and dice games inscribed on the stylobate offer an eloquent indication of the life that went on during the Roman period.
DateBuilt between 161 - 187 AD
TypeArchitecture and City Planning
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