Theatre of Marcellus, Rome

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The theatre of Marcellus, near the Capitoline Hill, Rome. Begun under Julius Caesar, the project was completed under Augustus and the theatre was named after the son of Octavia who, before his death in 23 BCE, was Augustus' heir. Built in travertine stone it was the most important of Rome's three theatres at that time and had a capacity for around 20,000 spectators. The current building rising from the ruins was constructed in the 16th century CE.

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, October 06). Theatre of Marcellus, Rome. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2062/theatre-of-marcellus-rome/

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