Ah, the market. In parts of the Middle East, they call it a bazaar or possibly, in some areas, a souq. However, in ancient Greece, the marketplace was referred as an agora.
The agora was more than an area for commerce in the ancient cities of Greece. It was a place to gather, to speak, even to see and be seen.
The Forum in Rome is the equivalent of the Greek agora.
You may have noticed that the word agoraphobia - fear of public places - is derived from agora.