The Agora: History, Architecture & Importance


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Which of the following philosophers got their start in the agora?

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1. What does the word 'agora' mean?

2. About what time did the agora turn into a center of public life?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about the agora in ancient Greece with these study resources. Quiz questions will touch on topics such as how to properly define the word 'agora' and a philosopher who began in the agora.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study points will be considered:

  • When the agora became central to public life in Greece
  • How the agora was used
  • How the agora went on to influence the Romans

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the agora in ancient in Greece
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what 'agora' means and how it served
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the agora to recognize its impact on later Roman life

Additional Learning

Learn more about the agora in the life of ancient Greeks with lesson called The Agora: History, Architecture & Importance. Follow along via these important study points:

  • How long the agora was present in Greek life
  • What took place at the agora
  • Things that were traded at the agora when it was thriving
  • Greek philosophers who participated in the agora
  • How and when the Roman Empire ransacked Greece