Stadium of Amfiktionies

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History
General description: 

The Amphictyonies was the external union and co-administration among cities, with an internal independence and local authorities in every city. It is something like the European Community. Among the first Amphictyonies was that of Anthili, which was dedicated to Goddess Dimitra. The stadium was the place where the Amphictyonic Leagues took place, which where gatherings of the official representatives of the city-nations on a regular basis. During the Leagues, certain issues were discussed, which were about the wider necessities of life, attitude and survival in the different nations internally as well as among them.

Historical description-Flashback: 

The soil continuity and uniformity of the land in different areas, had put forward the creation of different nations and consequently the founding of many small unions in Amphictyonies, that later on were merged in smaller ones but with more members. Every small city was a part of the wider Greek people which was characterized and was connected to them with the inbred, speaking the same language, the same attitude and religion features that were evident mainly in religious gatherings. The institution of the Amphictyonies was created before the founding of the Greek Cities, when various ancient Greek nations reside the Greek space. Their members used to gather in one place, such as the Amphictyonies Stadium on a set day to worship a God who most probably initially was Pelasgikos Zeus.

Time periods: 
Classical era, Hellenistic era
Boundaries: 
Municipality of Lamia - Municipal Section of Lamia, Local Community of Anthili
Directions: 

We take the Lamia-Athens National Highway, take the Thermopylae exit, we take the southbound dirt track.

Transportation: 
Car, Taxi
Parking: 
Parking not available
Work hours: 
Without Restrictions
Authority: 
XIV Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities
General informations: 
-
Area: 
Anthili
Accessibility for the disabled: 
Yes
Cost: 
Free entrance
Tags: 
Archaeological site

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