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Theater of Epidauros
Theater of Epidauros

Theater of Epidauros

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Second century A.D. travel writer Pausanias thought highly of the Theater of Epidauros (Epidaurus). He writes:
[2.27.5] The Epidaurians have a theater within the sanctuary, in my opinion very well worth seeing. For while the Roman theaters are far superior to those anywhere else in their splendor, and the Arcadian theater at Megalopolis is unequalled for size, what architect could seriously rival Polycleitus in symmetry and beauty? For it was Polycleitus who built both this theater and the circular building.
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