"The Theatre of Herodes Atticus" Acropolis - Odeon of Herodes Atticus Tip by Pieter11

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  • The Theatre of Herodes Atticus - Athens
      The Theatre of Herodes Atticus
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  • The Theatre of Herodes Atticus - Athens
      The Theatre of Herodes Atticus
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The Theatre of Herodes Atticus, or Odeon, was built between 160 and 157 B.C. The rich Herodes ordered to built this theatre in memory of his wife, who died in 160 B.C.

It was used as a place for music and theatre plays. It was used much more often that its big neighbour, the Theatre of Dionysos, for the simple reason that an audience of 5.000 people was attracted more easily.

Especially the wall behind the stage used to be spectacular. There were lots of sculptures in the marble, and at the inside it was covered with wood. There also used to be a roof over the theatre, with a diameter of 38 metres, made of wood.

Nowadays there still are music plays in this theatre. Big international and national stars have played here last years.

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  • Written May 26, 2005
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