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Theatrum Pompei(i)
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The Theatre of Pompey, Rome's first stone theatre, interrupted a long sequence of predominantly wooden theatres which had previously been built temporarily for reasons of public safety in Rome and throughout Italy (Amphitheatre; Theatre II.); it was begun by the triumvir Pompeius [I 3] after his triumph (in 61 BC) and dedicated with lavish games in 55 BC, the second year of his consulship. The gigantic complex on the western part of the Field of Mars (Campus Martius) outside the city of Rome (Roma III.) consisted of a theatre in an approximately 150 m semicirc…

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Höcker, Christoph (Kissing), “Theatrum Pompei(i)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1207070>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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