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The Headquarters is located on the west side of the Ancient Agora.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

    Constructed during the 5th century BC.

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The Stratigeio or Strategion, which means the Generals’ headquarters, was probably the place where the archive of the 10 generals of Athens was located. They also gathered and performed their duties here, which – apart from military – included religious, political and judicial affairs.

What I can't see

There is no firm evidence that the building was the Generals’ Headquarters. Τhere are however, strong indications about this hypothesis, deriving from Pausanias’ and Aeschines’ references. It was probably built over a cult dedicated to a hero named “Strategos”, from whom the generals (strategi in Greek) of Athens later took their title.


Thompson H.A., Wycherley R.E., (1972), The Athenian Agora, results of excavations conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, v.6, The Agora of Athens, the History, shape and uses of an ancient city center, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton, New Jersey