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Monumental remodel


At first, the Theatre of Dionysus was made of wood. However, the Athenian statesman Lycurgus refurbishe­d the whole thing in 330 BCE, replacing the seating, stage and skene with stone. Lycurgus also built a new temple to the wine god nearby, but in a sign of the times he erected three bronze statues of the great tragedians Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles to the theatre’s main east entrance.

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