Pedestal of Agrippa

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The Pedestal of Agrippa of Athens

The Pedestal, now known as the Agrippa Pedestal located west of the Propylaea of Athens and the same height as the Temple of Athena Nike to the south, was built in honor of Eumenes II of Pergamon in 178 BC to commemorate his victory in the Panathenaic Games chariot race. It's height is 8.9 meters. It was the base of a bronze quadriga, life-size[1], probably driven by Eumenes and/or his brother Attalus II. Towards 27 BC this chariot was replaced by another one, dedicated by the city of Athens to Marcus Agrippa, son-in-law of Augustus, in recognition of the reconstruction of the Odeon of Athens in front of the Agora of Athens;[2] It disappeared on an unknown date.

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  1. ^ http://city-of-athens.com/the-monument-of-agrippa-in-the-acropolis-of-athens/archaeological-sites/805.html
  2. ^ "Ministry of Culture and Sports - Pedestal of Agrippa". odysseus.culture.gr.

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