Dion Hellenistic Theatre, Greece

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Carole Raddato
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published on 22 May 2021
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The Hellenistic Theatre at Dion in Macedon with Mount Olympus in the background. The theatre was built into a natural hill during the 3rd century BCE. It underwent several phases of modification during the reign of Philip V (r. 221-179 BCE) and the Roman period. Theatrical games were held at the theatre, including the nine-day festival in honour of the Nine Pierian Muses.

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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. (2021, May 22). Dion Hellenistic Theatre, Greece. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14068/dion-hellenistic-theatre-greece/

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