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Theater

Theater

The theater of Delphi is located above the Temple of Apollo.  It was first built by Eumenes II of Pergamum (in Asia—modern Turkey!) in the second century B.C. and rebuilt a number of times during the Roman Period.

It has 35 rows of seats, a diazoma and could hold about 5,000 spectators.  The orchestra area is almost a complete circle.  It is paved with polygonal stone slabs and has a diameter of about 60 ft. [18 m.].

The theater was used for recitals that were given in honor of Apollo and Dionysus.