842. Debates in the Market Place

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The Athenian market, or Agora, must not be imagined to be “like the bare spaces in many modern towns, where little attention has been paid to artistic decoration, but is rather to be compared to the beautiful squares of such Italian cities as Verona and Florence, where historical buildings have closed in the space within narrow limits, and sculpture has peopled it with impressive figures” (Conybeare and Howson, Life of St. Paul, vol.1, p. 354).