Theater of Dionysus Eleuthereus, Acropolis, Athens

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350 BCE
This theater dedicated to Dionysus is situated at the southern foot of the hill of the Acropolis. "No trace has been preserved of the 5th-century theatre which must have been simple in form with a few rows of wooden and stone seats. The preserved ruins belong to the monumental theatre built by Lycourgos. The permanent skene (stage) was then constructed, extending in the width of the orchestra. After its destruction by Sulla in 86 B.C., the theatre and the skene were rebuilt." --Greek Ministry of Culture web site: Keywords: Greece, Theatre of Dionysos, Perifereia Protevousis (Greater Athens), Athens, performing arts structures. Submitted by Aimee Moore for ARCH/LARCH 200.