Patrai (Achaia) 181 Patras - Πάτραι

Πάτραι - Patrai, Archaic to Roman polis, modern Patras in Achaia, Peloponnese
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Latitude: 38.245000
Longitude: 21.740000
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Greek name: Πάτραι
Place ID: 382217PPat
Time period: ACHR
Region: Peloponnese
Country: Greece
Department: Achaia
Mod: Patras

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Read summary reports on the recent excavations at Patrai in Chronique des fouilles en ligne – Archaeology in Greece Online.
Search for inscriptions mentioning Patrai (Πατρ...) in the PHI Epigraphy database.

Modern Description: An important public building of Roman Patra is the amphitheatre, which is gradually being brought to light at the centre of the modern city, not far from the Roman Odeon. Remains of the building are still partially covered by modern houses. Its estimated dimensions are ca. 200X90m., its narrow sides shaped in the form of a horse-shoe. The main entrance was at its western, long, side. The largest and best preserved part of the Amphitheatre has been excavated at its eastern, long, side and commprised 2 or 3 zones. Below the stands were passages and various rooms.
It is likely that the amphitheater was donated to Patra by emperor Domitian to celebrate the colony's 100th anniversary between 80 and 90 A.D.

Chronique des Fouilles link
Wikidata ID: Q133123
Trismegistos Geo: 1631
Manto: 10127953

Info: Patras University

(Monuments of Aitoloakarnania and Achaia, 2003, University of Patras)

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