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Odeum

 

a building intended primarily for performances by singers.

The first odeum, designed by Ictinus, was built by Pericles at the Acropolis in Athens in 440 B.C. Usually round, odeums were frequently enclosed within a square, roofed building. In Rome an open type of odeum was common.

REFERENCE

Broneer, O. The Odeum. [Cambridge, Mass.] 1932.

odeum, odeon

odeum, Athens
A small ancient Greek or Roman theater, usually roofed, for musical performances.
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