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Greek Theater, Syracuse: Detail of seating rows and sections
The cavea is one of the largest ever built by the ancient Greeks: it has 67 rows, divided into nine sections with eight aisles
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.