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Front-row thrones


The front row included 67 thrones made from marble. These seats were reserved for VIPS such as the city magistrate, Athens’ most wealthy (who were legally obliged to fund performanc­es) and the panel of judges during competitio­ns. Regular attendees even had their names inscribed into their chairs. The throne in the middle of the row was more ornately carved than the rest and was reserved for the priest of Dionysus.

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