The Slopes of the Acropolis

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At the slopes, the caves and the plateaus of the rock of the Acropolis, at small and large sanctuaries, they worshipped gods, heroes and nymphs. The south slope hosted two of the most important sanctuaries of the city, the one of Dionysus Eleuthereus, where they celebrated in the beginning of spring the Greet Dionysia or City Dionysia, one of the most important celebrations of the city, and the one of Asclepius.
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