A History of the World in 100 Objects – Western Australian Museum Perth 2

A bust of Sophocles in the exhibition from the British Museum at the Western Australian Museum Perth, represents ancient Greek drama. In the fifth century BCE, the plays of Sophocles were performed in the Theatre of Dionysus at the foot of the Acropolis. The theatre, which was the first stone theatre ever built, could seat up to 17,000 people, and is known as the birthplace of Greek tragedy.

Sophocles Bust


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