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The little theatre of Ancient Epidaurus

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The small theater of Ancient Epidaurus was established in the Acropolis of the ancient city of Epidaurus at the South-Western slope, before the period of Asklepios.

It was used mainly for the events of the Dionysian cult, so it was dedicated to the god Dionysus. From the dedicatory inscriptions, it can be concluded that the construction of the theatre was held during the 4th cent., with the sponsorship of prominent rulers and upper class people. A remarkable characteristic of the theatre are the inscriptions, which consist a real - living museum. This is why it is called “the theatre that speaks”. After 23 centuries of silence, the excavation began in 1971. Every July, significant musical and theatrical events take place in this small theatre. The most important is the program “Musical July”.