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Keywords:
Lysikrates Monument

Caption:
The Lysikrates Monument (335/334 B.C.). In the foreground are the remains of a Late Antique sewer system that was built on top of the foundations of other choregic monuments on the Street of the Tripods. In the Middle Ages, the monument also acquired the nickname "Lantern of Demosthenes" from the (erroneous) belief that the great 4th century B.C. orator used to compose his speeches here. The Lysikrates monument is so well-preserved today because it was at one time built into a monastery. View from the southeast. Photo taken January 30, 2000.
 
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