A stoa is a type of building that was used in ancient Greece and Rome. It was usually a large and expensive structure, used to house public statues.

  • The museum is reconstructing a stoa that was destroyed in the earthquake.

  • The stoa was used to store the grain that was being taxed.

Definition of stoa


In Ancient Greece, a walkway with a roof supported by colonnades, often with a wall on one side; specifically, the Great Hall in Athens.

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