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Soon after Actium, Augustus required populations (and cults) to be uprooted and moved to create Nikopolis and a greater Patras. In Athens, still trying to recover from the devastating siege of Sulla, a period of architectural renewal was begun, reflected in the importation of several 5th century BCE temples and one double stoa from the Attic countryside into central Athens. New construction was sponsored as well, and at least one temple in the countryside was rebuilt and rededicated. This paper presents the latest evidence for these transfers, and discusses the implications of this classicizing building program for the political realities in Augustan Athens.
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