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Title / Description: TheatreCommentary:
Provenance: Pergamon, Turkey
Object Type: image - architecture
Date: 2nd c. BCE
The steeply inclined theatre of Pergamon could have accommodated some10,000 spectators. The stage is located some 122 feet below the top row of seats. It was constructed as part of the beautification of the acropolis by Eumenes II (197q53 BCE).
For another view of the theatre, click here. To view another example of a Roman theatre see the Theatre at Ephesus.
Edwin Yamauchi, The Archeology of New Testament Cities in Western Asia Minor (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1980) 38.
Author of Commentary: Harold Attridge
Source: Attridge, Harold W. Harold Attridge slide collection