Herodes Atticus


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Herodes Atticus

(Tiberius Claudius Atticus Herodes) (hĭrō`dāz ăt`ĭkəs), c.101–c.177, Greek Sophist, rhetorician, and patron of learning, b. Marathon. A great public benefactor, he used his fortune to adorn Athens and other Greek cities. One speech, doubtfully attributed to him, is extant. The name also appears as Atticus Herodes.
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It's been reported that a number of historical sites, such as the Odeon of Herodes Atticus theatre in Athens, ban high heels and stilettos to prevent damage (many visitors recommend wearing sturdy footwear anyway).
Or enjoy live performances at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a 161AD stone theatre on the Acropolis's southwest slope, which has hosted Frank Sinatra and Nana Mouskouri.
In the evening President Anastasiades will attend a concert dedicated to the late Cypriot music composer Marios Tokas, at Odeon of Herodes Atticus. [eth]nhe concert is taking place on the occasion of the 40 years since the Turkish invasion of the island.
The Romans added the Odeion of Herodes Atticus around AD 160.
I would argue that the inclusion of the theatre of Herodes Atticus is no less confusing since it too belongs to a period from centuries later than most of the other buildings on the hill.
[ClickPress, Wed Jul 06 2011] Night of the Full Moon will see major landmarks such as Odeion of Herodes Atticus and the Acropolis opening for free to allow people to explore the ancient architecture under the moonlight.
In AD 160 Regilla, the wife of the rich and influential Greek sophist Herodes Atticus, died from a beating inflicted by her husband's freedman.
along the Lechaeum Road near the propylaea and in the area of the West Shops." Wiseman too offers support for his claim: "On the 'miserable huts': see Fritz Sage Darrow, The History of Corinth from Mummius to Herodes Atticus, unpublished Ph.D.
In the background you can see the Odeon Herodes Atticus in Greece.
Athens Through Sept 29, Athens Festival, Odeon of Herodes Atticus Athens, D Areopagitou St, 301 032 327 71, 301 092 829 33
Among them is the 5,000-seater Roman theatre of Herodes Atticus, built in the year 161 and still being used for open-air concerts.