Sicily, the Mediterranean's largest island
The Greek Theatre in Syracuse was a meeting and performance space par excellence. Tragedies, popular assemblies and circus games, (the latter of which were enjoyed only for a brief period) were all held there. Its original construction dates from the Fifth Century BCE but in the Third Century BCE it was reconstructed under Hiero, and has remained almost as it was since that time. The material for its construction was taken directly from the hill supporting the theatre.