Category:Theatre of Herodes Atticus

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  • English: The Theatre (or Odeon, Odeion) of Herodes Atticus is a part of the Acropolis in Athens. It was the third Odeon to be built in Athens, after the Odeon of Perikles and that of Agrippa.

It was erected by Herodes in memory of his wife Regilla, who died in A.D. 160. It is a semicircular theatre, with a radius of 38 meters, and can seat around 5.000 people. The facade, 28 meters high, was massive, having a width of 2, 40 meters. The wall of the scene was lavishly decorated with architectural elements.

The Odeon was destroyed during the invasion of the Herniae who also destroyed most of the city's monuments in A.D. 267.

Il fut construit par Hérode en mémoire de son épouse Regilia, morte en 160 de notre ère. C'est un théâtre semi-circulaire, avec un diamètre de 38 mètres, qui peut accueillir à peu près 5000 spectateurs. La façade, haute de 28 mètres, était massive, avec une muraille de 2,40 mètres d'épaisseur. Le mur de scène était décoré d'éléments architecturaux.

L'Odéon fut détruit en 267 par les Hérules, qui ravagèrent d'ailleurs la plupart des monuments de la ville.

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