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1

Why was it built?

Propaganda triumph for Augustus

2

When did it begin to be built?

11 BC

3

Capacity?

20,000

4

Where was the theatre?

Between the Capitol hill and River Tiber

5

What kind of structure was it?

Three-tiered freestanding structure

6

What theatre opened at the same time as it in 13 BC?

Ostia

7

How was the support good?

Reticulate-faced concrete with concrete barrel-vaults

8

What did the concrete barrel vaults form?

The outer corridor and effectively acted as buttresses

9

What were the supports faced with?

Marble

10

How did the freestanding nature ensure safety?

Allowed a large number of arches entrances to ease access and ensure social segreation

11

Who was it named after?

Agustus's nephew - died 5 years before competition

12

Who cleared the space for the building originally?

Caesar - he died before construction

13

What was the theatres diameter?

11m

14

What was the theatre built mainly of?

Tuff, concrete faced with stones in the pattern known as opus reticulate) and sheathed in white travertine

15

What columns were in the theatre?

Doric at base, ionic in middle and thought to be cortinthian for the upper level