agora

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n agora a place of assembly for the people in ancient Greece
    • n agora the marketplace in ancient Greece
    • n agora 100 agorot equal 1 shekel in Israel
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Agora An assembly; hence, the place of assembly, especially the market place, in an ancient Greek city.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n agora In ancient Greece: A popular political assembly; any meeting of the people, especially for the promulgation or discussion of laws or public measures. Hence —
    • n agora The chief public square and market-place of a town, in which such meetings were originally held, corresponding to the Roman forum. The agora usually occupied the site about the original public fountain or well of a settlement, which was the natural place of reunion for the inhabitants. It was often surrounded by colonnades and public buildings; sometimes public buildings and temples stood within it. In some instances a large open space was reserved for public meetings, and the remainder was variously subdivided for purposes of traffic. It was customary to erect in the agora altars to the gods and statues of heroes and others, and sometimes, as at Athens, it was adorned with alleys of trees.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Agora ag′o-ra an assembly, hence a place of assembly, the market-place.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. 'agora`
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

And so Theramenes was dragged through the Agora, in vehement and loud tones proclaiming the wrongs that he was suffering.
"Hellenica" by Xenophon
SOCRATES: It is not my fault, Callicles; our friend Chaerephon is to blame; for he would keep us loitering in the Agora.
"Gorgias" by Plato
Are you from the Agora?
"Menexenus" by Plato
His trees extended their cool, umbrageous branches over the merchants, who assembled in the Agora, for many generations.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
They became fast friends, and whenever the old man talked in the Agora, Alcibiades was on hand to keep order.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
Horsemen and footmen hastened in arms to the agora.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
It is brought from Agora on the main.
"The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, Vol. II" by Thomas Lord Cochrane
But with your Agora Goddess, that is just the most important question.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
Looking down from the Acropolis upon the Agora, Paul would distinguish a cloister or colonnade.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
At last he came to the Agora, and the sons of Lykaon crowded round him.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Actaeon could imagine himself still in the Agora of Athens.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Although a considerable part of the agora has been excavated, none of the statues which Pausanias saw in it have been discovered.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
The public meeting (agora).
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
A portion of the main road leading from the Dipylon to the Agora was discovered.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
Theatres, porches, gymnasiums, and above all the agora, reeked, to his sense, with vanity and folly.
"Three Philosophical Poets" by George Santayana
The men congregated on the pavement of the Agora, and the women thronged together in groups, intermingling their shrill voices.
"Ancient Manners" by Pierre Louys
Syphax meantime had found his way back to the Agora and was about to enter a wine-shop when he felt some one pluck him by the elbow.
"The Golden Hope" by Robert H. Fuller
He spoke his own views in the agora, and from time to time in his own person acted as magistrate or judge.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
Shall I conduct you to the agora?
"Istar of Babylon" by Margaret Horton Potter
Men were gathering in groups in the Agora, upon the steps of the temples and along the porticoes.
"One of Cleopatra's Nights and Other Fantastic Romances" by Thophile Gautier
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In news:

Natchitoches prepares for 'The Green Agora ' venture.
Todd Rungren at the Agora Theatre.
Todd Rundgren at the Agora Theatre.
With nearly four decades of concerts in Cleveland under his guitar strap, Todd Rundgren continued his ongoing and very public love affair with Cleveland last night at the Agora Theatre for the first of two shows.
Oct 11: Class Happy Hour at Georgetown, Todd Rundgren fan party at Agora .
Master tape of Bruce Springteen's fabled 1978 Agora show: Whatever happened to.
Peggy Turbett, The Plain Dealer Henry LoConti, owner of the Agora music hall, holds a three-disc set of Bruce Springsteen's 1974 and 1978 performances at the Agora .
The Agora 's hot-pink neon sign is a Cleveland rock icon.
The pagan martyr of Agora versus the flagrant consumers of Sex and the City 2.
Peggy Turbett, The Plain Dealer Henry LoConti, owner of the Agora music hall, holds a three-disc set of Bruce Springsteen's 1974 and 1978 performances at the Agora.
Alkionos Ioannidis Stin Agora tou Al Halili.
It's unfortunate that Agora, a film about the 5th century neo-Platonist philosopher-astronomer-mathematician Hypatia , is coming out this weekend.
AGORA Not lacking for conviction or cojones, Alejandro Amenábar's Agora is a big, broad, stridently atheistic sword-and-sandals entertainment that recounts a tragic turning point in world history.
Semra Saral measures a giant hand from the Lower Agora.
Infusion & The Agora Present Cleveland's Largest Variety Show: Sin & Skin V. Over 20 acts will share Peabody's main stage on Saturday, August 25, 2012.
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In science:

Emerging open agoras of data and information.
SocialScope: Enabling Information Discovery on Social Content Sites
It is clear that the Sakai/Agora Framework has almost twice as many matching points as the next nearest Portal framework analysed.
A Portal Analysis for the Design of a Collaborative Research Environment for Students and Supervisors (CRESS) within the CSCR Domain
Gap Analysis: Sakai/Agora Although the Sakai Framework has the highest score of 39 points it is nevertheless important to perform a Gap analysis to find out exactly which tools required for CRESS are already available and which would need to be customised.
A Portal Analysis for the Design of a Collaborative Research Environment for Students and Supervisors (CRESS) within the CSCR Domain
Sakai/Agora as the most applicable framework with only four tools missing from the package.
A Portal Analysis for the Design of a Collaborative Research Environment for Students and Supervisors (CRESS) within the CSCR Domain
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