The Large Theatre of Pompeii

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Carole Raddato
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published on 29 September 2019
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The Large Theatre of Pompeii was built in the 2nd century BCE in the Greek type and carved into the natural slope of the hill. During the reign of Augustus, the theatre was significantly restored and enlarged according to the Roman style. Further restorations were undertaken after the earthquake of 62 CE. The Large Theatre of Pompeii could accommodate 5,000 people.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, September 29). The Large Theatre of Pompeii. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11296/the-large-theatre-of-pompeii/

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Raddato, Carole. "The Large Theatre of Pompeii." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 29, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11296/the-large-theatre-of-pompeii/.

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Raddato, Carole. "The Large Theatre of Pompeii." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Sep 2019. Web. 02 Dec 2021.

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