The statues of the togati

The sculptural decoration of the Hellenistic-Roman Sanctuary porticoes was represented by statues, elegantly dressed in togas, alternating with the columns. Only four of them are preserved, all headless, so it is not possible to identify who they depicted.
From the refined clothing and prominent position in which they stood, we can deduce that they were local exponents of political power, magistrates or priests.
Today, two are kept at the Archaeological Museum of Agrigento, while the rest can be admired along the Via Sacra, near the Temple of Concordia.

Built, with local stone material, between the end of the fourth and the beginning of the third century BC, the bouleuterion of Agrigento was the seat of the council of wise men. The semicircular cavea opened to the east was housed inside a rectangular building with roof. From the archaeological remains it is possible to clearly recognize the perimeter of the rectangular building; inside, there are six rows of concentric seats. In Imperial times the building was transformed into Odeion, a space dedicated to musical rehearsals and competitions of music, poetry and singing.