Stage, Theatre of Ephesos

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Stage, Theatre of Ephesos

First constructed in the reign of Lysimachos (early 3rd century BCE), the theatre is built into a natural hill and construction evolved through Hellenistic and Roman times. The seated area (or cavea) was larger than a semi-circle and 38m in height, 154m in diameter. Two passages create three sections of seats reached by 12 stairways. The seating capacity may have reached 24,000.

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, June 18). Stage, Theatre of Ephesos. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/692/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Stage, Theatre of Ephesos." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 18, 2012. https://www.ancient.eu/image/692/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Stage, Theatre of Ephesos." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 18 Jun 2012. Web. 04 Aug 2020.

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