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Ancient Stadium of Rhodes

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Faith Lubeck, Kali Kocian
Contributors: Rajas Pradhan, Jeff Mayfield, Adam Rabinowitz, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jul 05, 2018 12:05 PM History
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The Hellenistic Stadium on the Acropolis of Rhodes.

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/103328498

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The ancient stadium of the city of Rhodes was constructed during the 2nd century BC. It is located on the acropolis adjacent to an odeon and near a gymnasium, a theater, and the sanctuary of Apollo Pythios. The stadium, which is one stadion (600ft or 200m) long, was used for sporting events like the footrace, and probably for other entertainments as well. The stadium was excavated and restored by an Italian team during the early 20th century, but very little archaeological work has been done on this site since then. Currently, the only original parts of the stadium which are preserved are the sphendone (rounded end with turning post), the proedries (seats of honor), and a few rows of seats in the auditorium.


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Faith Lubeck, Kali Kocian, Rajas Pradhan, Jeff Mayfield, Adam Rabinowitz, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Ancient Stadium of Rhodes: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/103328498> [accessed: 05 December 2019]

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