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Theatre of Dionysus - Acropolis, Athens
Image by Spyros Kamilalis

Theatre of Dionysus - Acropolis, Athens

A few things are visible in this picture. The theatre of Dionysus Eleuthereus: Construction: 6th-4th century BCE The temple of Olympian Zeus to the left: Construction: 2nd century CE The Panathenaic Stadium to the far left: Construction...
Theatre of Dodona
Image by Ana Belén Cantero Paz

Theatre of Dodona

The theatre of Dodona, 3rd century BCE.
Theatre of Thugga
Image by Graham Claytor

Theatre of Thugga

The stage of the Roman theatre of Thugga (Dougga), North Africa (168-169 CE)
Comedy & Tragedy: the Drama of Greek Theatre
Collection by Mark Cartwright

Comedy & Tragedy: the Drama of Greek Theatre

Greek theatre likely sprang from the lyrical performance of ancient epic poetry and the rituals performed in the worship of the god Dionysos where goats were sacrificed and participants wore masks. From the 6th century BCE, Greek tragedy...
Elizabethan Stage, the Swan Theatre
Image by Aernout van Buchel

Elizabethan Stage, the Swan Theatre

A sketch by Aernout van Buchel showing actors on the stage of the Swan theatre in 1596 CE in London, one of the principal theatres of Elizabethan theatre. (Utrecht University Library, Netherlands)
Theatre Masks, Roman Mosaic
Image by Carole Raddato

Theatre Masks, Roman Mosaic

Roman Mosaic depicting theatrical masks of Tragedy and Comedy, 2nd century CE, from Rome. (Palazzo Nuovo, Capitoline Museums)
Theatre, Pompeii
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Theatre, Pompeii

The theatre of the Roman town of Pompeii was built in the 2nd century BCE and it was extensively renovated c. 79 BCE and repaired following the earthquake of 62 CE. At full capacity the theatre would have seated 5,000 spectators.
Theatre, Delos
Image by Mark Cartwright

Theatre, Delos

The theatre of Delos, c. 300 BCE. The theatre had a capacity for 5,000 spectators and the front row has marble seats with backs for dignitaries.
Theatre of Ancient Halicarnassus
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Theatre of Ancient Halicarnassus

The theatre of ancient Halicarnassus, built in the 4th century BCE during the reign of King Mausolos and enlarged in the 2nd century CE, the original capacity of the theatre was 10,000.
Visitor's Guide to Ancient Dion
Article by TimeTravelRome

Visitor's Guide to Ancient Dion

Dion is located at the foot of Mount Olympus in the north of Greece, in what would have been ancient Macedon. It takes its name from the most important Macedonian sanctuary dedicated to Zeus ("Dios” meaning "of Zeus”). Legend claims this...
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