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The Painted Porch

The Stoia Poikile, or the Painted Porch, was the original meeting place of the Stoic school. A stoa, in architectural terms, is a columned area with a roof. The Stoa of Attalos, sponsored by the Rockefeller family, is a faithful reconstruction of a large Greek stoa located on the Agora of Athens. The Painted Porch owed its name to the paintings of both legendary and real battles that were important to the Greeks, ranging from the Fall of Troy to the Battle of Marathon. If one is still curious, there’s a huge amount of reading material on the Agora, something I recommend studying.… Click to continue...