Epidaurus Theatre

(modern Epidauros, Greece)

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Location Epidauros, Greece

GPS Coordinates

37.5965, 23.07937 or 37°35'47.4"N+23°04'45.7"E

Theatre Type:

Greek Theatre

Date of Construction:

ca. 300-340 BCE

cavea width 119 m, orchestra diameter 24.65 m

Seating Capacity:


Architectural Drawings:

Plan View

The Epidaurians have a theatre within the sanctuary, in my opinion very well worth seeing. For while the Roman theatres are far superior to those anywhere else in their splendor, and the Arcadian theater at Megalopolis is unequalled for size, what architect could seriously rival Polycleitus in symmetry and beauty? For it was Polycleitus who built both this theatre and the circular building. (Pausanias 113) -


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