Mything Words - Agora

by Erin on February 17, 2012

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.

Athens…

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.

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