Dipylon


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Synonyms for Dipylon

a gateway to the west of ancient Athens near which a distinctive style of pottery has been found

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Geometric vases, especially from the Athenian Dipylon cemetery, are often decorated with painted or relief snakes that writhe not just on handles and shoulders but also inside the rim.
When we turn to Athens in the Classical period, the increased popularity of these baths is reflected by the construction of the Dipylon bath in the mid-5th century, followed by the construction of the Baths of Isthmonikos and the Bath of Diochares within the next thirty years.
The walk ends at Keramikos, the site of the Dipylon Gate, where in ancient times, the Panathenaic Way began, leading to the Parthenon.
Down the main roadway behind the Elephant Gate is the Dipylon, a double-arched gate over which are painted tiles of Carl, Otilia and Alf (their oldest son), a worker, two leaders of the brewery, the architect and builder of New Carlsberg.
The Panathenaic procession, for example, not only created an idealizing and hierarchical spectacle of Athenian residents, but also marked three cosmic divisions in the city: the Dipylon gates and the realm of the dead in the Kerameikos; the Agora, or the civic center and land of the living; and the lofty Acropolis where Athena and the divine resided.
The well-known Dipylon Vase at the National Museum in Athens, for example, represents mourners with hands to their heads.(25)