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1A classical portico or roofed colonnade.
- ‘The inscription was carved in a stoa (colonnade), probably in the 2nd cent.’
- ‘A Doric stoa abuts on a brick wall.’
- ‘This frame has been variously interpreted as a reflection either of temple architecture, or of the stoa which formed part of so many sanctuaries.’
- ‘Lastly on the third terrace are the ruins of a major temple of Asclepius and the traces of a Hellenistic stoa.’
- 1.1the Stoa The great hall in Athens in which the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno gave the founding lectures of the Stoic school of philosophy.
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