TheAcropolis of Athens reveals information about the people of Greece, how theylived, their interests, and what they believed in. The many different buildingin the acropolis reveal different pieces of information about the Ancient Greekpeople and their way of life. The Building in general show us the iconicarchitectural style used by the Greeks (and the Romans) which can be seenthrough almost all ancient ruins and buildings in Greece, the classic Pillardesign which can be categorised in three main styles Doric, Ionic andCorinthian which are all gathered from the lips of the massive columnssurrounding most ancient Greek buildings. The sculptures on the walls (friezes)show us the events surrounding the goddess Athena (in who the city was namedafter) which help archaeologists of this site find out important informationabout Athenian myth, memory, values and identity can be identified in thesefriezes. The aspects of society that are shown in the Acropolis are theentertainment sides shown through some of the building including the Theatre ofDionysus and the Odeum of Herodes Atticus which we know were used to put ontheatrical plays and musical performances. The Acropolis shows the Religiousbeliefs through the temples and buildings in the acropolis as well theseinclude, The Parthenon which is a temple dedicated to Athena the patron of thecity, religious evidence can also be shown in the Erechtheion which is anothertemple devoted to not only Athena but the Poseidon the God of the Sea, and the Templeof Athena Nike.
The Temple of Asclepius (also known as the Asclepieion) is abuilding dedicated to the Asclepius the god of medicine, the building is saidto consist of an infirmary, in this infirmary patients would have to go throughpurification stages, make sacrifices and after these stages they would sleep inthe temple and have a dream where if they were lucky the god himself will showhimself however in this state it is said that they would be treated. The Sanctuaryof Zues Polieus which was an open-airsanctuary devoted to the God of Thunder Zeus, the eastern section of thesanctuary was said to house oxen which were used for the Bouphonia that was anannual festival held in honour of Zeus, in which an ox was sacrificed at analtar on the highest point of the acropolis. The Acropolis of Athens shows usthat the people of ancient Greece were very respectful of the Greek gods andwere most likely a very crucial part of their lives, this can be shown throughthe massive temples being built devoted entirely to different gods. These canbe shown through the alter of Athena Polias which was associated with theancient cult Athena Polias meaning Athena of the city, during the Panatheniafestival which was a festival held every four years dedicated to the goddess ofAthena, a large number of cows would be sacrificed on this altar, they wouldthen burn the meat and feed it to the people of Athens as a big shared meal.