Walls of Augusta Raurica's Theater

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James Blake Wiener
published on 27 November 2018

The distinctive Roman theater was last used as a playhouse and a venue for religious festivals and political meetings in Augusta Raurica, which is located in present-day Switzerland. Before that it had been altered several times. From AD 200 onwards, there were two different theater in the town: the playhouse in the center and the amphitheater on the southwestern edge of the town. The theatre that survives today was the third building to be erected in this location and had a capacity to hold c. 10,000 spectators.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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APA Style

Wiener, J. B. (2018, November 27). Walls of Augusta Raurica's Theater. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9582/walls-of-augusta-rauricas-theater/

Chicago Style

Wiener, James Blake. "Walls of Augusta Raurica's Theater." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 27, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9582/walls-of-augusta-rauricas-theater/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Walls of Augusta Raurica's Theater." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Nov 2018. Web. 24 Mar 2023.