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A large, open public space which served as a place for assembly of the citizens and, hence, the political, civic, religious and commercial center of a Greek city. Buildings for all of these various purposes were constructed as needed in and around the agora. Formal layout of the agora was developed in the Hellenistic period. The Greek agora is the predecessor of the fora of imperial Rome.

Agora (2), a town in the Chersonese of Thrace

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