- built to honor victors at the annual choral and dramatic competitions/festivals at the Theatre of Dionysos
- each monument takes its name from the sponsor (choregos) of the winning production.
- only intact choregic monument in Athens
- located in east side of Plaka (Plateia Lysikratous–Selley and Epimenidou streets, just east of Theatre of Dionysos [on the southeast side of the Acropolis])
- built 334 B. C.
- frieze depicts Dionysos and the pirates
- converted to library by Capuchin friars
“Lysikrates of Kikynna, son of Lysitheides, was choregos; the tribe of Akamantis won the victory with a chorus of boys; Theon played the flute; Lysiades, an Athenian, trained the chorus; Evainetos was archon.”