Ancient Greek Theater

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Dodoni Ancient Greek Theater

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Dodoni Ancient Greek Theater
Epidauros Theater
Epidauros Theater
Epidauros Theater

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Delphi Theater

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Greek Theater pictures from GNTO (Republished by permission)
Achaia; Greek Odeum of Patras; situated close to the site of the ancient agora, the odeum was built in the 2nd century AD and destroyed a hundred years later

Arcadia; Theater of Mantineia; the little theater of Mantineia delimits the west side of the agora; its cavea was formed on a man-made fill
Arcadia; Greek theater of Orchomenos; of Hellenistic date and located close to the agora
Argolid; Theater of Argos; built in the 4th century BC, it held 15,000 spectators on the seats hewn from the rock; there were marble places for honored persons
Argolid; Theater of Aegeira; the cavea was divided into unequal sections; built in the Hellenistic period and repaired in Roman times

Argolid; Theater of Epidaurus; the ancient Greeks considered the theater in the sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus the most beautiful and harmonious
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Argolid; Theater of Epidaurus; it was restoredduring the 1950’s and can accommodate an audience of 14,000; used for modern performances of ancient drama
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Corinth; Theater of Corinth; the large theater and the odeum at Corinth are adjacent to each other; the first was built by Emperor Hadrian and had 15,000
Corinth; Theater of Sicyon; it lies below the acropolis of Sicyon; the first rows of seats, the orchestra with a subterranean passage and part of the skene are preserved
Delos Ancient Greek Theater
Eleia; Theater of Elis; the 4th century BC theater acquired its monumental aspect in Hellenistic times; the cavea was of earth, as was the stadium at Olympia
Etoloakarnania; theater of Pleuron; the ruins of the Hellenistic theater lie in the western sector of the city which was rebuilt after the destruction in 234 BC
Evia; the ancient Greek theater at Eretria
Heraklion; the theater of Gortyn; the ruins of the large theater stand on the banks of the river Lethaios
Imathia; Theater of Aegae (Vergina); the orchestra and part of the cavea of the theater in which King Philip II was assassinated
Ioannina; the ancient theater of Dodone

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Kavala; Philippi; the theater
Lassithi; the theater of Koufonissi; hewn from the soft rock in imperial times, the theater's cavea is open to the north; destroyed in the fourth century AD
Laconia; Theater of Gytheion; built of local marble in early imperial times; only eight rows of seats have survived
Laconia; Theater of Sparta; very few elements of the old theater of Sparta have survived; the ruins visible today are of Roman date; the skene was mobile
Lassithi; the theater of Lato; a most peculiar theater, comprising nine straight tiers for the spectators and a flat area in front of them
Magnesia; Volos; Theater of Demetrias; built by the founder, Demetrios Poliocretes; only the seats in the front row (proedria) were of stone; restored in 1960
Theater of Makyneia; dated to the late 4th century BC
Messinia; Theater of Messene; this theater is incorporated in the sanctuary of Asclepius; the proskenion was high and the skene had three large portals
Milos; the theater of Milos; cut into the rocky slope near the city’s ancient agora, the phase which survives dates from the time of the Roman Occupation
Theater of Oiniadai; a small theater of the Hellenistic era, built on a steep hillside; it is nowadays used for local artistic events
Ancient Greek Theater at Oropos
Heraklion; the theater of Phaistos; built in 2000 BC and repaired in 1700 BC
Pieria; Theater of Dion; built on an artificial embankment beside the sanctuary of Dionysos, the theater has a large stone skene and brick-built seats
Pieria; Odeum of Dion (2nd c. AD); a charming little roofed building for 500 spectators, belonging to the bath complex; used for diverse artistic events
Preveza; Theater of Nicopolis; detail of the theater
Preveza; Odeum of Nicopolis; more or less contemporary with the odeum of Herodes Atticus in Athens but much smaller
Preveza; Theater of Cassope; the Hellenistic theater at Cassope is built at the northwest edge of the city on a rocky hillside; there was a second theater to the south
Rhodes; Greek theater of Rhodes; a small edifice with 800 seats, used also for teaching philosophers and orators
Samothrace; Ancient Theater of Samothrace; dates to the Hellenistic period; the famous statue of Nike (Winged Victory of Samothrace), stood above the theater
Santorini; the theater of Thira (Santorini); the small Hellenistic theater, barely holding 1500 spectators, was repaired and modernized in Roman times
Ancient Theater of Stratos; built in a natural hollow in the ground, close to the ancient agora
Thassos; Greek Theater of Thassos; built in Classical times, the theater is situated on the street leading up to the acropolis; it was repaired and altered in later periods
Thessaloniki; Theater of Thessaloniki; located on the narrow side of the ancient agora, the theater is dated to the second century AD
Viotia; theater in the sanctuary of the Cabeiroi (Thebes); the theater was built in the 2nd century BC and repaired in the 1st century AD
Viotia; theater of Chaeronia; the Hellenistic theater of Chaeronia nestles at the base of the rock of the acropolis
Viotia; theater of Orchomenos; a theater of Hellenistic date has been discovered recently, close to the tholos tomb at Orchomenos