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Monuments reported by ancient authors (5)

Ancient sanctuaries

Precinct of Artemis

As you go down to it you come to a precinct of Artemis, and wooden images of Ariste (Best) and Calliste (Fairest). In my opinion, which is supported by the poems of Pamphos, these are surnames of Artemis. There is another account of them, which I know but shall omit.


Temple of Dionysus Eleuthereus

Then there is a small temple, into which every year on fixed days they carry the image of Dionysus Eleuthereus.


Altar of Eros

Before the entrance to the Academy is an altar to Eros, with an inscription that Charmus was the first Athenian to dedicate an altar to that god.


Altar of Prometheus

In the Academy is an altar to Prometheus, and from it they run to the city carrying burning torches. The contest is while running to keep the torch still alight; if the torch of the first runner goes out, he has no longer any claim to victory, but the second runner has. If his torch also goes out, then the third man is the victor. If all the torches go out, no one is left to be winner.


Altars of the Muses, of Athena and of Heracles

There is an altar to the Muses, and another to Hermes, and one within to Athena, and they have built one to Heracles. There is also an olive tree, accounted to be the second that appeared.


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