The Ancient City: Life in Classical Athens & Rome Setting & Symbolism

Peter Connolly
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Greek Theater

Theater is one of the greatest cultural contributions made by the ancient Greek society. Greek dramas and comedies become popular and are even performed in modern times.

The Olympieion

The Olympieion is a temple built in Athens to honor Zeus. Ironically, it is the Roman emperor Hadrian who orders the temple to be completed in the second century AD.

The Colosseum

The Colosseum is the greatest structural triumph of the Roman Empire. It is built to showcase the popular gladiatorial games. It has five levels of seating and has a seating capacity of 87,000.

The Parthenon

The Parthenon is built on the Acropolis just outside of Athens. It is built in honor of the patron goddess of Athens, Athena. There is a huge statue of the goddess in the entrance area.

The Pantheon

The Pantheon is a masterpiece of Roman architecture. The structure still stands to this...

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