Odeon Herodion Theater – Ancient Theater
Athens 2004 Olympic Games Pin
Ancient Greek theatre has been fascinating millions of people. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and others, have been the teachers of morality, nobleness, courage and patriotism across the centuries. The stories of Oedipus, Medea, Antigone etc, seem to despise the passage of time.
The ancient Greeks loved live theatre. Every town had at least one open air theatre. These theatres attracted crowds of 15,000 people. per performance. At first, Greek theaters were not used for plays. They were used for music, songs, and dances in honor of the Greek gods. Songs were sung by a chorus.
The Greek architects built theatres on hillsides. That let them position long benches in rows, one above the other, so that everyone could see what was happening on the stage. The stage was located at the bottom of the hill. They could also hear. Greek theatres had great acoustics by design.
Odeon Herodion Theater:
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 Atticus in memory of his wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla. It was originally a steep-sloped theater 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. It lasted intact until it was destroyed and turned into a ruin by the Heruli in 267 AD.
This series includes 4 pins/theaters:
- Odeon Herodion Theater
- Epidaurus Theater
- Messene Theater
- Dodona Theater
The pin depicts the Ancient Theater Odeon Herodion
Product: Olympic Pin
Pin code: #03-021-001
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Licensed Manufacturer: Efsimon Collection