Dodona in Epirus, north-west Greece, lies in a valley on the eastern slopes of Mt. Tomaros and was famed throughout the ancient Greek world as the site of a great oracle of Zeus. The site was expanded in the Hellenistic period, and one of the largest theatres in Greece was built which, recently restored, stands as testimony to Dodona's importance throughout antiquity.

More about: Dodona


  • c. 800 BCE
    The oracle of Zeus is established at Dodona.
  • 219 BCE
    Dodona is sacked by the Aetolians.
  • 218 BCE
    A re-building programme is undertaken at Dodona .
  • 167 BCE
    Dodona is sacked by the Romans.
  • 393 CE
    Roman Emperor Theodosius definitively ends all pagan Games in Greece.