In Greek architecture, stoa is a freestanding colonnade or covered walkway; also, a long open building, its roof
supported by one or more rows of columns parallel to the rear wall. The Stoa of Attalus at Athens is a prime
example. Stoae (plural for Stoa) surrounded marketplaces and sanctuaries and formed places of business and
Since this area was the promenade of the marketplace, it was also the place where cultures intermingled.
Greece was the center of the classical world and drew scholars, merchants and travelers from everywhere. In
our more modern Elysium Gates we felt that this was the ideal place for those members that wished to focus on
cultural traditions such as Celtic, Hispanic and Native American and also sites that explore the vast diversity one
can experience through travel. In Stoa one will also find service groups that serve the community. This area is
dedicated to celebrating the differences while honoring our interconnectedness.
Stoa Member Sites:
Children of the Sun
Girl Scout Troop 1058
At the Stoa, Elysium Gates Web Hosting specializes in helping develop the web presence that individuals desire. Whether your site is about geneology, culture
or a great trip, we are here to help you create the cyber home of your dreams and network with those with similar interests. We will help you promote your
site and teach you the ropes of building it and web design if needed. If you are interested, be sure to take the Elysium Gates Tour and then contact us with
Other pages of interest in Stoa:
Volunteering to help in Stoa
Graphics for Stoa Members
When a new resident is accepted for membership, they will receive their space in one of several areas. These areas are divided by site content and may be specifically
requested by the prospective member but are usually assigned by the Elysium Gates Staff based on subject matter.
We weave caring and purpose into the net.
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