National Geographic : 1922 Dec
596 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE 1'notograpln rom .lexanoer w\ iourne wedaell THE MARKET GATE AT ATHENS This gate was erected by the Athenians about the beginning of our era with funds given by Julius Caesar and Augustus. Through the arch can be seen a tablet erected in the time of Hadrian, relating to the market prices of salt, oil, etc. One is amazed to think of prices so unvarying that they could be graven in everlasting marble; a second thought is that even under Roman administration the public had to be protected against profiteers! The gateway was formerly crowned by a monument to Lucius Caesar, who was adopted by Augustus and died in the year two of our era.