ETYM Greek agora.
1. A place of assembly for the people in ancient Greece; SYN. forum, public square.
2. The marketplace in ancient Greece.
In an ancient Greek town, the public meeting place and market, equivalent to the Roman forum. The limits were marked with boundary stones, and trade there was regulated. The Agora at Athens contained an altar to the twelve Olympian gods, sanctuaries of Zeus, Apollo, and Hephaestus, the mint, administrative offices of state, fountain houses, shops, and covered arcades (stoas).
The ceremonial Panathenaic Way, on which sacred processions and festival races were held, ran south through the agora to the acropolis.
1. U starogrčkim gradovima: glavni trg;
2. Narodna skupština starih Atinjana; mesto gde se skupština sastajala.