Ancient theatre of Sikyon to be restored
|The ancient theatre of Sikyon [Credit: Archaiologia]|
Stavros Benos said the ancient theatre of Sikyon was one of the most significant theatres worldwide, a fact that explains the citizens’ zeal for its enhancement.
The Hellenistic theatre of Sikyon was built between 303 and 251 BC and was altered at least twice by the Romans. The scene building was expanded in the 1st century and the stage was altered in the Late Roman period. With a seating area estimated at 122 meters wide and 58 meters deep, it is one of the larger theatres in the Peloponnese. The present day ruins at Sikyon are but a faint reminder of the Romanized theatre Pausanias visited in the second century CE.
Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ via Archaeiologia [December 10, 2012]
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