Greek Theater, Syracuse: Overall view from top of seating down to stage area
Only traces of the skene and the orchestra remain. The edifice (still used today) was modified by the Romans.
Neapolis Syracuse was developed with a theatre, monumental altar 198 m long, stoas, nymphaeum and sacred precincts during the city's Hellenistic resurgence under the rule of Hieron II (reigned 275-215 BCE). The theatre is one of the largest in the Greek world (diam. 138 m) and influenced both Sicilian and Roman design.