Hellenistic Olbia, 3rd century BC

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Hellenistic Olbia, 3rd century BC
Hellenistic Olbia, 3rd c. BC. Reconstruction drawing of the center of the Upper City (2 and 3 on the general map). The drawing is by Sergej Kryjitskij of the Kiev Institute of Archaeology and member of the excavation team at Olbia.
1 = Sanctuary of Apollo Delphinios; see in the plan: the main altar, the monumental temple to the god and the small temple of Zeus
2 = Agora, 3 = Lawcourts, 4 = Housing complex, 5 = Gymnasium or baths, 6 = Stoa with shops, 7 = Long thoroughfare leading to the sanctuary of Apollo Ietros.
The sanctuaries dedicated to Athena, Demeter, Dionysos, the Dioskouroi, Hermes, Aphrodite and Achilles have not been identified; the same is true of the theatre, and the ekklesiasterion (assembly place of the Ekklesia of the Deme).
From the epigraphic evidence we know that the city's institutions included five archons, six strategoi, seven or nine thesaurophylakai and the body of agoranomoi and astynomoi (chief magistrates, generals, treasurers, market controllers and `city magistrates' with various civic duties).
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Apollo Ietros, god.
Euxine Pontus / Black Sea.
Hellenistic period.
Ionian city-states.
Olbia, ancient city.
Plans, elevations.