Athínai: Théatro Dionysou

Country: Greece (Ellás)
City: Athínai
Location: southern part of the Acropolis

[Theatre of Dionysus/Bacchus]

Ancient Greek theatre, built 342-326 BC for archon Lycurgus at the site where various theatre buildings had been erected since the early 6th century BC. 17,000 seats. Alterations in the 3rd and 2nd century BC, and then again ca. 61 AD under Roman emperor Nero (raised stage, stone proskenion, 2nd skene storey). Marble barrier between skene and audience added in the 1st century AD. Honour seats added in Roman times. After the 4th century AD the theatre was not used anymore and fell into decay. 1765 rediscovered. Archaeological examination and restoration in the late 19th century under Wilhelm Dörpfeld.

All extant classical Greek dramas were first presented in the theatres on this site.

Links: Theatrum, EUTA, Wikipedia

Athinai: Theatro Dionysou Picture: reconstruction of an ancient theatre performance
Front Text: "Théâtre de Dyonisos à Athènes"
Publisher: Série B. P.; 105; 25615
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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Athinai: Theatro Dionysou Picture: reconstruction of an ancient theatre performance
Front Text: "La Vie Grecque - 25. Une représentation d'Œdipe Roi au Théâtre d'Athènes"
Publisher: Fernand Nathan, Editeur, Paris; 950
Type: Blank Back
Size: Classic
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Athinai: Theatro Dionysou Front Text: "Théâtre de Bacchus, Athènes - Théatro Dionysou"
Handwritten Reverse Text: sent 26 Jan 1916
Publisher: E. Athanasiades, Athènes
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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Athinai: Theatro Dionysou Front Text: "Athinai, Théatro Bakhou - Athènes, Bas reliefs du Théâtre de Bacchus"
Publisher: A. Pallis, Athènes
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Greece to Johanngeorgenstadt (Germany) [postmark illegible]

Athinai: Theatro Dionysou Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
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Athinai: Theatro Dionysou Front Text: "Chairs from theatre of Bacchus, Athen"
Publisher: Engl. Photo Co. B. P. Prop., Athens
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
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Athinai: Theatro Dionysou Front Text: "Chair of priest of Bacchus, theatre of Bacchus, Athens"
Publisher: Engl. Photo Co. B. P. Prop., Athens
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
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Athinai: Theatro Dionysou Front Text: "Altar from theatre of Bacchus, Athens"
Publisher: Engl. Photo Co. B. P. Prop., Athens
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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Athinai: Theatro Dionysou Reverse Text: "Athen, Theater des Dionysos. 1. Hälfte 4. Jahrh. v. Chr. Sitzreihen und Ehrensitze in d. Mitte v. O. (römische Zutat)"
Publisher: Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel (Germany); Kunst der Welt, 75. Lfg., "Antike Theater", Weltkunstkarte Nr. 893
Size: Modern
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Athinai: Theatro Dionysou Reverse Text: "Athen, Theater des Dionysos. 1. Hälfte 4. Jahrh. v. Chr."
Publisher: Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel (Germany); Kunst der Welt, 75. Lfg., "Antike Theater", Weltkunstkarte Nr. 892
Size: Modern
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Athinai: Theatro Dionysou Reverse Text: "Théatro Dionysou, Theater of Dionysos"
Stamped Reverse Text: price info dated 25 Mar [19]56
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
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Athinai: Theatro Dionysou Front Text: "Athinai, Théatron Dionysou, Athens, The Theater of Dionysos"
Publisher: Perla
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

Athinai: Theatro Dionysou Reverse Text: "Dionysos-Theater, Südseite der Akropolis"
Publisher: Cliché Roland
Size: Modern
Sent: from Düsseldorf (Germany) to Woodford Green (England), 1957

Athinai: Theatro Dionysou Reverse Text: "Athinai, Théatron Dionísou; Athens, Theatre of Dionysos; Athen, Dionysos Theater; Athènes, Théatre de Dionysos"
Size: Modern
Sent: from Athínai to Ravensburg (Germany), 2009

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