[The Agora]

To the Pnyx

To the PNYX: a six-minute walk up the hill to the hillside where the EKKLESIA met. In earlier days, the people would have assembled in the Agora - but from about 460 B.C. the meetings of the assembly were in the Pnyx. Officials ensured attendance by means of the "Red Rope" - a rope dipped in red powder. If you were caught with the red on you, you could be fined.

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