Welcome to The Agora
Ancient Greek: Ἀγορά.
Literal meaning: "gathering place" or "assembly".
The Agora was a central meeting place in ancient Greek cities, with the Ancient Agora of Athens being the best-known example.
It was the hub and beating heart of the city, where people bought and sold goods, politics were discussed and ideas were exchanged among great minds like Plato, Aristotle and Socrates.
The word agoraphobia derives from this Ancient Greek word, meaning an abnormal fear of being in crowds, public places or open areas, sometimes accompanied by anxiety attacks.
Whilst it is unlikely that great philosophers will pass through this Agora, there is nothing to be abnormally fearful of here either. It is more a case of why have a blog when you can have an Agora?
Images: above, Ancient Agora of Athens; right, Raphael's 'School of Athens', housed in the Vatican and representing the Greek Agora.