Travels Through
Greco - Roman Antiquity
An exploration of texts and images from Falvey Library's Special Collections works on ancient Greece and Rome.

Sites of Delphi

Delphi, a city dedicated to the Greek god Apollo, is located on the mainland portion of Greece. Below are some of the various sites with great historical value, that are located in this beautiful city.






          Sanctuaries of Delphi
          Sites of Delphi
          Culture of Delphi








The Theatre at Delphi

<br><font size="-2">Image from the public domain, Wikimedia Commons.</font><br><br>

Image from the public domain, Wikimedia Commons.

The theater at Delphi is a Greek amphitheater located up the hill from the Temple of Apollo. It was built by local craftsmen using minerals such as limestone that were acquired from local mines. This theater was a venue in which the Greeks hosed their celebrations for gods, especially the god's site upon which this theater was built, Apollo. For more information about Greek theaters, please visit the corresponding section on this website.

The Stadium at Delphi

<br><font size="-2">Image CC-BY-SA Luarvick, Wikimedia Commons.</font><br><br>

Image CC-BY-SA Luarvick, Wikimedia Commons.

The Stadium at Delphi is located up the hill from the Sanctuary at Delphi, right behind the Theater at Delphi. This stadium is significant because of its use in the history of the Olympic Games. It was used to host the Pythian and PanHellenic games which were the preliminary competitions for the Olympic Games held at Olympia. This stadium was remodeled several times since i was first built, with its final renovation taking place in the 2nd century when Herodus Atticus financed its final remodel. 

Works Cited

Pedley, John Griffiths. Greek Art and Archaeology. NewYork: H.N. Abrams, 1993. Print.

Dinsmoor 1975, 250-251Rossiter 1981, 410-411PECS, 264-267

"Travels of Anacharsis the Younger". Rambles, Travels, and Maps. Digital Library @ Villanova University. Date Accessed: 19 December 14, 12:29 AM.