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Introduction to Ancient Greek Tragedy
The Theater of Dionysus in Athens, Greece
Restored by the emperor Nero in 68 A.D.
Theater of Epidauros
(built 330 B.C., near modern day Nauplion, Greece)
The ekkyklema (“a wheeled-out thing”) was a cart on wheels which carried a dead body onto the stage.
It was sacrilegious to show a character actually dying on the stage.
is ignorant though.