Roman Theaters

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Materials used to build the Pompeii

Concrete and stone were used to build a free standing permanent structure rather than disposable wooden theaters. This was one of the first permanent theaters built in an era when most were portable and moved from city to city on wagons.
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When was the theater built

The theater was inspired Pompey's visit in 62 BC to a Greek theater in Mytilene. Construction began around 61 BC and the theater was dedicated in 55 BC. It was the largest theater the Romans had ever built at any time or place. It retained Pompey's name throughout its active history of more than 600 years.

Activities that took place here

Senate meeting, plays, City meetings, also Cesear was killed here on the ides of March

Is it still standing

No the Pompey theater was destroyed by nature, erosion, and wars. Some pieces are left in basements and cellars of surrounding hotels and some pieces can be found in museums around Rome
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What material were used to build them

The theater of Marcellus was built out of stone.

Who constructed this theater?

The Theatre of Marcellus was constructed on the site of an earlier theatre, built by Marcus Aemilius Lepidus in memory of Marcellus, The Theater Marcellus was the intended heir of Augustus, but he died at a young age.

When and Where was it built

Located in the Campus Martius area, between the Tiber and the Campidoglio The new theater, the largest of the Roman Empire, was finally completed in 11 BC and named Theatrum Marcelli

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What where The sections of this theater

it could hold 15,000-20,000 spectators, second in capacity only to the nearby Theatre of Pompey. It originally had 41 arches for each of the three tiers. The uppermost portion was decorated with enormous marble theatre masks. The building was fitted with ramps and tunnels that enabled spectators to leave the theater rapidly.

Is it Still Standing? With the same parts?

yes it is still standing today. yes , The stairs of this temple were obliterated upon the construction of the theatre of Marcellus which is very close.

The columns of this temple and were found during the excavations in 1937 at the theatre of Marcellus. They were recovered in the position they had fallen inside the arches of the theatre and raised on the remains of the podium.