The Theatre of Dionysus in Athens

(modern Athens, Greece)

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Location:

 
Modern Athens, Greece

Theatre Type:

Greek Theatre with Roman Renovations

Date of Construction:

Orchestra, early 5th cent., Periclean
construction late 5th cent., Lycurgian construction mid 4th cent. BC, Neronian renovatons mid 1st cent. CE.

Renovation Dates:

338-326 BC; mid-second cent. BC, 61-62 AD; late fourth / early fifth cent. AD

Excavations:

Dimensions:

Cavea Width: 82 meters
Orchestra: Diameter 26.53 meters

Seating Capacity:

17,000

Architectural Drawings:

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