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The beautifully restored ancient Greek theater in Kourion, Cyprus (ca. 2nd century BC) which was later renovated by the Romans.

In addition to the ancient Greek theaters in this collection, a number of ancient Roman theaters have been added to the newest collection relative to ancient Rome. I hope you consider accessing the link below for these updates:

https://plus.google.com/collection/YjzrEE.

Photo: A. Savin

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The amazing beauty of the recently restored Roman theater at Patras in the Western Peloponnese which was originally built ca. 160 AD.

Photo: dtsortanidis

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An extraordinary photograph of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus or Herodeon (Ωδείο Ηρώδου του Αττικού or Ηρώδειο) which is located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens (Ακρόπολη Αθηνών).

The theater was destroyed in 267 AD, however, in the 1950's, a restoration project brought this amphitheater back to its former glory using marble extricated from Mount Pentelicus or Pentelikon (Πεντέλη, Πεντελικόν or Πεντελικό Όρος).

Photo: +Shirshendu Sengupta Photography

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Odeon of Herodes Atticus - The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens. It was built in 161 AD by the Athenian magnate Herodes Tiberius Claudius Atticus, a teacher and philosopher, who inherited a fortune from his father, in memory of his wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla. It was originally a steep-sloped amphitheater with a three-story stone front wall and a wooden roof made of expensive, cedar of Lebanon timber. It was used as a venue for music concerts with a capacity of 5,000. Nowadays, the theatre is a venue for concerts of the Athens Festival. One may enjoy the beauty and charm of the Odeion in a morning stroll on the way to the Acropolis.
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A fantastic image of one of the world's acoustic marvels, the Theater of Epidaurus. Irrespective of where you are sitting, the voices of the actors can be heard throughout the structure even without amplification. It is over 2 millennia old having been built in 340BC and is considered one of the iconic landmarks of ancient Greece.

The newest collection relative to ancient Rome was updated today which included a Roman theater. The collection will also include many of the temples, statues/sculptures, myths, battles, armor, etc. attributed to the Romans. I hope you consider joining/following via the link below:

https://plus.google.com/collection/YjzrEE

Attribution: Grayline

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A wonderful photograph of the ancient Greek theater in Syracuse, Sicily. Built in the 5th century, BC the theater was renovated in the 3rd century BC. Its appearance mirrors those of the other theaters constructed by the ancient Greeks, which included excellent acoustics.

After some restoration, the Assessorato Regionale dei Beni Culturali authorized the venue for future performances.

Attribution: +Riccardo Goodrich

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A spectacular image of the ancient Greek theater of Taormina and Europe's tallest active volcano, Mt. Etna in Sicily billowing smoke.

Photo: Frans Sellies

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An amazing aerial view photograph of the well-preserved Theater of Dodona (Δωδώνη), which is in northwestern Greece.

As one of the one of the largest theaters in Greece with a capacity of approximately 17,000 spectators, it was built ca. the 3rd century BC during the Hellenistic period.

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Built by the Athenian magnate Herodes Atticus (Ηρώδης ο Αττικός) in 161 AD, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus or Herodeon (Ωδείο Ηρώδου του Αττικού or Ηρώδειο) is located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens.

Over a century later in 267 AD, the theater was destroyed by a Germanic tribe, the Heruli. However, in the 1950's, a restoration project brought this amphitheater back to its former glory using marble extricated from Mount Pentelicus or Pentelikon (Πεντέλη, Πεντελικόν or Πεντελικό Όρος).

Attribution: Andreas Trepte

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The beautifully restored Hellenistic period marble theater of Milos which was built by the Romans.

The theater, which overlooked the port city of Klima, included one of the characteristics of ancient Greek theaters....an amazing view!

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One of the most amazing photos of a theater....the beautifully restored Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens...not only astonishing acoustically, but visually as well.

Attribution: thousandwonders

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