Monuments reported by ancient authors TANAGRA (Ancient city) VIOTIA - GTP - Greek Travel Pages

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Monuments reported by ancient authors (8)

Ancient tombs

Tomb of Orion

There is in Tanagra the tomb of Orion.

Ancient temples

Temple of Dionysus

In the temple of Dionysus the image too is worth seeing, being of Parian marble and a work of Calamis. But a greater marvel still is the Triton

Temple of Themis

Beside the sanctuary of Dionysus at Tanagra are three temples, one of Themis, another of Aphrodite, and the third of Apollo; with Apollo are joined Artemis and Leto

Temple of Aphrodite

Beside the sanctuary of Dionysus at Tanagra are three temples, one of Themis, another of Aphrodite, and the third of Apollo; with Apollo are joined Artemis and Leto.

Temple of Apollo, Artemis and Leto

Beside the sanctuary of Dionysus at Tanagra are three temples, one of Themis, another of Aphrodite, and the third of Apollo; with Apollo are joined Artemis and Leto.

Ancient sanctuaries

Sanctuary of Hermes Champion

There are sanctuaries of Hermes Ram-bearer and of Hermes called Champion. They account for the former surname by a story that Hermes averted a pestilence from the city by carrying a ram round the walls; to commemorate this Calamis made an image of Hermes carrying a ram upon his shoulders. Whichever of the youths is judged to be the most handsome goes round the walls at the feast of Hermes, carrying a lamb on his shoulders.

Sanctuary of Hermes Champion

There are sanctuaries of Hermes Ram-bearer and of Hermes called Champion. Hermes Champion is said, on the occasion when an Eretrian fleet put into Tanagra from Euboea, to have led out the youths to the battle; he himself, armed with a scraper like a youth, was chiefly responsible for the rout of the Euboeans. In the sanctuary of the Champion is kept all that is left of the wild strawberry-tree under which they believe that Hermes was nourished.

Ancient theatres

Theatre of Tanagra

Near by (the Sanctuary of Hermes Champion) is a theater and by it a portico.

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