Peripatos (Akropolis)

Attikí, Greece

Peripatos (Akropolis)

The Peripatos (Greek: περίπατος, walk) is an ancient pathway that girds the Acropolis in Athens and intersects with the Panathenaic way on the north slope. It connects the shrines that are interspersed around the Acropolis hill. A reading of Thucydides 2.17, which records that the shrines were erected within an area which it was forbidden to build or quarry called the Pelasgian ground, suggests that the peripatos follows the line of the archaic and now vanished Pelasgian Wall.

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