Library of Hadrian (Athens) 2 Monastiraki

Hadrian Library, Hadrian's Library, 2nd c. CE, Monastiraki, Athens
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Latitude: 37.975500
Longitude: 23.725700
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Place ID: 380237BHli
Time period: R
Region: Attica
Country: Greece
Department: Athens C
Mod: Monastiraki

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Read summary reports on the recent excavations at Hadrian Library in Chronique des fouilles en ligne – Archaeology in Greece Online.

Modern Description: Hadrian's Library: Funded by the Roman emperor Hadrian, it included lecture and library halls and a transcription room. Its massive outer wall was reused in later fortifications, and the complex played a major civic role through the end of the Ottoman period. Traces of an EC church inside, succeeded by a medieval church of the Virgin, now destroyed.
[Judith Binder: Hadrian: Library, a peristyle court with rooms (oikemata) for books, bounded by Dexippou, Areos, Pandrosou, Aiolou and Adrianou Sts. ( Plan 1 beta/gamma—5/6, no. 73) Paus. 1.18.9; Eusebius, Hieronymi Chronicon, ed. Heim, 1956, 282,16; Travlos, J. 1971, 244-252, 579, figs. 314-324; housing the cadastral archives of the province of Achaia, P. Castren, “General Aspects of Life in Post-Herulian Athens,” in Castren, P., ed. 1994, 2-4, 12; [mis]interpreted as the “Forum of Hadrian,” A. Karivieri, “The Library of Hadrian and the Tetraconch Church,” in Castren, op. cit., 89-113, figs. 1-4, 10; Tinginanka, I. 2003, 285-326]
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Wikidata ID: Q1455447

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