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The frieze of the tower showing the Greek wind gods Boreas (north wind, on the left) and Skiron (northwesterly wind, on the right).
The frieze of the tower showing the Greek wind gods Boreas (north wind, on the left) and Skiron (northwesterly wind, on the right).
The tower of the winds
The tower of the winds

The Tower of the Winds, also called horologion (timepiece), is an octagonal Pentelic marble tower on the Roman agora in Athens. It was supposedly built by Andronicus of Cyrrhus around 50 BC, but according to other sources might have been constructed in the 2nd century BC before the rest of the forum. view of the frieze, taken by myself (<mdoege@compuserve. ... view of the frieze, taken by myself (<mdoege@compuserve. ... Frieze of the Tower of the Winds. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 150 KB)Tower of the Winds Caption: Tower of Winds by Lucretious: The tower of Winds in Athens Source: Stock. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 150 KB)Tower of the Winds Caption: Tower of Winds by Lucretious: The tower of Winds in Athens Source: Stock. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Venus de Milo, front. ... i rule:Forum Romanum panorama 2. ... An agora (αγορά), translatable as marketplace, was an essential part of an ancient Greek polis or city-state. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína (IPA: )) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ... Andronicus of Cyrrhus was a Greek astronomer who flourished about 100 BC. He built a horologium at Athens, the so-called Tower of the Winds, a considerable portion of which still exists. ... Centuries: 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century Decades: 100s BC 90s BC 80s BC 70s BC 60s BC - 50s BC - 40s BC 30s BC 20s BC 10s BC 0s BC Years: 55 BC 54 BC 53 BC 52 BC 51 BC 50 BC 49 BC 48 BC 47... (3rd century BC - 2nd century BC - 1st century BC - other centuries) (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium AD) // Events 175 BCE - Antiochus IV Epiphanes, took possession of the Syrian throne, at the murder of his brother Seleucus IV Philopator, which rightly belonged to his nephew Demetrius I Soter. ... The Forum of Cosa, in Italy. ...


The 12 m tall structure has a diameter of about 8 m and was topped in antiquity by a weathervane-like Triton that indicated the wind direction. Below the frieze depicting the eight wind deities — Boreas (N), Kaikias (NE), Eurus (E), Apeliotes (SE), Notus (S), Lips (SW), Zephyrus (W), and Skiron (NW) — there are nine sundials. In its interior, there was a water clock (or clepsydra), driven by water coming down from the Acropolis. For the geometric term, see diameter. ... In Greek mythology, Triton is the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, the personification of the roaring waters, represented as having the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish. ... Wind is the roughly horizontal movement of air (as opposed to an air current) caused by uneven heating of the Earths surface. ... Frieze of the Tower of the Winds. ... There was one person and one god known as Boreas in Greek mythology. ... Zephyrus, the Greek god of the west wind, and the goddess Flora, from an 1875 painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. ... Eurus, or Euros was a god in Greek mythology, one of the Anemoi the Winds, representing the unlucky east wind that brought warmth and rain. ... Apeliotes was the God of the south east winds in Greek mythology. ... In Greek mythology, Notus was the south wind, brother of Eurus, Boreas and Zephyrus (together, the brothers are the Anemoi, the Winds). ... The mouth, also known as the buccal cavity or the oral cavity, is the opening through which an animal or human takes in food. ... Zephyr and Hyakinth; Attic red figure cup from Tarquinia, circa 480 BCE. Boston Museum of Fine Arts. ... Zephyrus, the Greek god of the west wind, and the goddess Flora, from an 1875 painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. ... Wall sundial Wall sundial in Warsaws Old Town Pocket size sundial A sundial measures time by the position of the sun. ... A water clock or clepsydra is a device for measuring time by letting water regularly flow out of a container usually by a tiny aperture. ... The Acropolis of Athens, seen from the hill of the Pnyx to the west. ...


In early Christian times, the building was used as the bell tower of a Byzantine Church. It was partly buried in the ground until it was fully excavated in the 19th century by the Greek Archaeological Society. A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ. ... ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Archaeological Society of Athens (Εν Αθήναις Αρχαιολογική Εταιρεία) is a branch of the Hellenic Republics Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ...


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The frieze of the tower showing the Greek wind gods Boreas (north wind, on the left) and Skiron (northwesterly wind, on the right).
The Tower of the Winds, also called horologion (timepiece), is an octagonal Pentelic marble tower on the Roman agora in Athens.
It was partly buried in the ground until it was fully excavated in the 19th century by the Greek Archaeological Society.
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