Ancient Theatre at Aptera, Crete

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Carole Raddato
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Ancient Theatre at Aptera, Crete

The remains of the ancient theatre at Aptera in Crete. The structure dates back to the early Hellenistic period and was modified during the Roman period (from the 1st century CE to the 3rd century CE). The theatre had the typical structure of Hellenistic theatres, consisting of the auditorium (koilon), the orchestra and the scenic building (skene). It was made of the local limestone, like most monuments of the ancient city.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, May 06). Ancient Theatre at Aptera, Crete. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10570/

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Raddato, Carole. "Ancient Theatre at Aptera, Crete." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 06, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10570/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Ancient Theatre at Aptera, Crete." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 06 May 2019. Web. 08 Aug 2020.

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