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The Agios Eleftherios church, also known as Mikri Mitropoli ("little metropolitan church") or Panagia Gorgoepikoos is a Byzantine-era church located at the Mitropolis square, next to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens
Athens
(Megali Mitropoli). It is often said[by whom?] Michael Choniates, the bishop of Athens, ordered the construction at the start of the 13th century, but is known nowadays it dates to the second half of the 15th century, already in the Ottoman period. Coordinates: 37°58′30.02″N 23°43′48.06″E / 37.9750056°N 23.7300167°E / 37.9750056; 23.7300167 Gallery[edit]

Photo of 1887

Interior

The church on a Russian stamp of 1994

References[edit] Bente Kiilerich, 'Making Sense of the Spolia in the Little Metropolis in Athens', Arte Medievale n.s. 4, no. 2, 2005, 95-114.

Media related to Panagía Gorgoepíkoös at Wikimedia Commons

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Acropolis Ancient Agora Arch of Hadrian Areopagus Aristotle’s Lyceum Hadrian's Library Kerameikos Monument of Lysicrates Odeon of Herodes Atticus Panathenaic Stadium Philopappos Hill/Monument Platonic Academy Pnyx Remains of the Acharnian Road, Acharnian Gate and Cemetery Site Remains of the Long Walls Roman Agora Stoa of Attalos Temple of Hephaestus Temple of Olympian Zeus Theatre of Dionysus Tower of the Winds

Byzantine

Agios Eleftherios/Mikri Mitropoli/Panagia Gorgoepikoos Daphni Monastery Holy Apostles Church Kapnikarea Church Pantanassa Church

Ottoman

Fethiye Mosque House of Saint Philothei/Manor house of Benizelos-Palaiologos family Tzistarakis Mosque

Modern

Hansen's "Trilogy"

Academy Kapodistrian University of Athens National Library of Greece

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and Christian Museum Museum of Cycladic Art Kerameikos
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Museum National Archaeological Museum National Gallery National Historical Museum Numismatic Museum

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Agios Kosmas Marina Alimos
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Marina Athens
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Marina (formerly Faliro Marina) Marinas
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of Glyfada Olympic Marine Floisvos Marina Marina of Vouliagmeni Marina of Zea Marina Tzitzifies

Others

Dionysiou Areopagitou Street Lycabettus Hill

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and Ezeritai

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People

Justinian I Heraclius Justinian II Irene of Athens Nikephoros I Basil I Nikephoros II Phokas Basil II Nikephoros Melissenos Michael Choniates Leo Sgouros Leo Gabalas Michael I Komnenos Doukas Theodore Komnenos Doukas Demetrios Chomatenos John Apokaukos Michael II Komnenos Doukas Michael VIII Palaiologos John I Doukas of Thessaly Nikephoros I
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Komnenos Doukas Thomas I Komnenos Doukas Gregory Palamas Demetrios Kydones Catalan Company Nicholas Orsini Andronikos Asen John II Orsini Andronikos III Palaiologos Michael Monomachos John Angelos Stephen Gabrielopoulos Nikephoros II Orsini Manuel Kantakouzenos Simeon Uroš Thomas Preljubović Esau de' Buondelmonti Alexios Angelos Philanthropenos Theodore II Palaiologos Gemistus Pletho Constantine XI Palaiologos Demetrios Palaiologos Thomas Palaiologos Byzantine
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bureaucracy and aristocracy Byzantine
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scholars in Renaissance Historians: Niketas Choniates George Akropolites Nicephorus Gregoras John Scylitzes Eustathius of Thessalonica Michael Glykas Anna Komnene Joannes Zonaras George Kodinos George Sphrantzes

Major centres

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Greek states after 1204

Despotate of Epirus Empire of Nicaea Empire of Thessalonica Despotate of the Morea Thessaly

History

Persecution of paganism Byzantine
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Iconoclasm Arab– Byzantine
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wars

Muslim conquest of Crete Byzantine
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reconquest of Crete

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conquest of Bulgaria Siege of Patras
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(805 or 807) Macedonian Renaissance East-West Schism Seljuq campaigns in the Aegean Byzantine–Norman wars

Sack of Thessalonica (1185)

Fourth Crusade

Battle of the Olive Grove of Kountouras

Under the Palaiologos dynasty

Battle of Prinitza Battle of Makryplagi Battle of Neopatras Battle of Pharsalus (1277) Battle of Demetrias Byzantine
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civil war of 1321–28 Hesychast controversy
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(Palamism) Byzantine–Genoese War (1348–49) Zealots of Thessalonica Byzantine
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civil war of 1341–47

Byzantine–Ottoman Wars

Siege of Thessalonica (1422–1430) Battle of the Echinades (1427) Morea revolt of 1453–54

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Alexander romance Miracles of Saint Demetrius Suda Greek Anthology Acritic songs

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architecture Byzantine
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dress Byzantine
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cuisine Eastern Orthodox
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Christianity Byzantine
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law

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Monuments

Acrocorinth Agios Eleftherios Church, Athens Angelokastro (Corfu) Church of the Holy Apostles, Athens Church of the Parigoritissa Daphni Monastery Gardiki Castle Hexamilion wall Hosios Loukas Kassiopi Castle Meteora Mount Athos Monastery of Saint John the Theologian Monemvasia Mystras Nea Moni of Chios Panagia Episkopi Paleochristian and Byzantine
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monuments of Thessaloniki Panagia Ekatontapiliani Patras
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Castle Trikala Castle

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