Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athina, Greece – Heroes Of Adventure

Odeon of Herodes Atticus, Athina, Greece

The famous Odeon of Herodes Atticus stands on the western edge of South Slope of the Acropolis. It was the third, which was constructed in ancient Athens, after the Odeion of Pericles, also in South Slope (5th c. BC) and the Odeon of Agrippa in the Ancient Agora (15 BC).

It was built during the 2nd century. AD, with money offered by Tiberius Claudius Atticus Herod, known offspring of an important Athenian family and benefactor, to commemorate the Rigillis husband, who died in 160 AD The exact date of its construction, but it is certain that what happened between Rigillis death date and in 174 AD, the date of the visit to Athens by Pausanias browser is not known, which refers to the monument with great admiration. The conservatory, which was mainly used for musical events, was roofed and had a total capacity of 5,000 people.

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