The Odeon of Pompeii

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Carole Raddato
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The Odeon of Pompeii

The Odeon in Pompeii was a small roofed theatre used for musical and singing performances as well as for miming, the most popular theatrical genre at the time. The building was built around 80-75 BCE and had a seating capacity of about 1,500.

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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, September 29). The Odeon of Pompeii. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/11298/

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Raddato, Carole. "The Odeon of Pompeii." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 29, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/11298/.

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Raddato, Carole. "The Odeon of Pompeii." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Sep 2019. Web. 29 May 2020.

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