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Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Odeon of Herodes Atticus
The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the south slope of the Acropolis of Athens. It was built in 161 AD by Herodes Atticus 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, and was used as a venue for music concerts with a capacity of 5,000.

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 Evelyne Cole
Evelyne Cole
It looks restored. Is it in use now?
10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos club has replied to Evelyne Cole
Of course !! The Odeon was restored using pentelic marble in the 1950s.The "Festival d’Athènes" every summer is very famous with spectacles of classic and modern music, theater, dances. The Odeon has hosted Maria Callas, Maurice Bejart, Herbert von Karajan, the Bolshoi Ballets, Mikis Theodorakis, Dionysis Savopoulos, Nana Mouskouri and many other important artists.
10 years ago. Edited 10 years ago.
 Franz L. Kessler
Franz L. Kessler
sehr schoen - ich war noch nicht dort, ich kenne nur die Arenas von Ephesus, Priene, und das gaz tolle in Aphrodisias.
10 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos club has replied to Franz L. Kessler
Danke Franz !!! Grüße :))
10 years ago.
 Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos club
Ἐπιδαυρίοις δέ ἐστι ϑέατρον ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ μάλιστα ἐμοὶ δοκεῖν ϑέας ἄξιον: τὰ μὲν γὰρ Ῥωμαίων πολὺ δή τι καὶ ὑπερῆρκε τῶν πανταχοῦ τῷ κόσμῳ, μεγέϑει δὲ Ἀρκάδων τὸ ἐν Μεγάλῃ πόλει: ἁρμονίας δὲ ἢ κάλλους ἕνεκα ἀρχιτέκτων ποῖος ἐς ἅμιλλαν Πολυκλείτῳ γένοιτ᾽ ἂν ἀξιόχρεως; Πολύκλειτος γὰρ καὶ ϑέατρον τοῦτο καὶ οἴκημα τὸ περιϕερὲς ὁ ποιήσας ἦν.
19 months ago. Edited 19 months ago.

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